Born in Los Angeles in 1969, Dave Naz grew up at the intersection of Beverly Hills glamour and Hollywood grime. Chas Ray Krider describes Dave Naz as a true southern California artist. He continues: His sexy imagery is casual without pretense. When one looks beyond the surface, the work is seen as much more: a cultural artifact giving clues to the sexual identities and persona of our time.
In 1987, his teenage years not yet behind him, Naz left high school and Southern California to make music and play along side such bands as Nirvana, the Ramones, Mudhoney, L7, and others, packing clubs from the Ratskeller to the Marquee. In 1995, with no formal training, Naz picked up a camera and started photographing people.