"David is the son of Christian missionaries who spent a portion of his life in Calcutta, India, and later in Southern California. In addition to spending time in India, the Dobson’s missionary trips landed them in some of the world’s most exotic places including Kenya, Egypt, and Sri Lanka, where David was exposed to various rich cultural tapestries that went on to influence his work. As a fan of Stüssy, David reached out to us for a box of tees to take along on a missionary trip just to see what he could come up with and we were all pleasantly surprised by what the photographer was able to produce. His unique ability to connect and communicate with the diverse cultures enabled him to capture a plethora of special moments that could never be staged. Although that was some time ago, David will always be important to the Stüssy Tribe."
David Dobson (1989-1990)