David Michael Spindel (born August 31, 1941) is an American photographer. He began his professional career in 1964 working with still-life objects
and eventually broadened his horizons by doing portraits. Spindel also incorporates baseball memorabilia in collage form in some of his work. He is probably best known for photographing John Lennon and Yoko Ono during Lennon’s last recording sessions for Double Fantasy in 1980.
Spindel grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1964 (studying under such photographers as Minor White, professor Leslie Stroebel, Richard D. Zakia, Ralph Hattersley and Robert Bagby). He worked as a photo assistant for 6 years until his employer at that time, Tosh Matsumoto, encouraged him to open his own studio.