David was born in the UK in 1968 and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He was given his first camera, a Kodak 110 format at the age of 12, and through his teens he made good use of his father’s collection of Olympus 35mm film cameras and lenses. He became fascinated with photographing landscapes and sunsets. This early interest developed further while working for Fuji Film in London in the early 1990’s. Access to free film, plus free developing and printing allowed him to take thousands of photographs during this period.
David was able to develop his photographic skills further when digital photography matured in the mid 2000’s and photography became more accessible. The sweeping and often moody landscapes of Cape Town have always been his main inspiration. New digital techniques opened up the possibility of capturing up to 360 degree panoramas and capturing the full tonal range of any scene. David has always wanted to be able to capture and share everything of what he saw in front of him, not just a small cardboard cut-out slice of the scene.
While improving and building his skills in standard 35mm format, David began to use the new digital techniques to capture larger and larger images, in full tonal range, of landscapes in and around Cape Town. He has never had any formal training in photography and his natural learning process of trial and error is a perfect fit with the rapid fire world of digital photography.
David works in both colour and black & white, mainly printing large high quality Hahnemuhle and Giclée stretched canvas images. He lives in Tamboerskloof in Cape Town and develops his photography alongside his involvement in two other business he jointly owns. Most evenings he can be found somewhere on the slopes of Table Mountain or along the Atlantic coastline with a camera and tripod waiting for the perfect sunset. Whenever he can he travels with his camera to take panoramic photographs of other places in the world as beautiful and spectacular as Cape Town.