David's interest in photography began at the age of ten when his grandfather presented him with his first camera, a 1970s Canon Canonet. Several other cast-off cameras followed, as well as a complete darkroom assembly given to him by his aunt at the age of 15. David pursued photography as a hobby until he left Edinburgh University in 1996 with a degree in politics but his overriding passion for photography had left an indelible mark. David moved to Portobello Road in west London and began assisting award-winning advertising photographer Rory Carnegie which gave him a solid foundation in lighting, technique and an understanding of the business side of photography. 2 years later David had established himself as a commercial photographer and began travelling extensively on shoots for Wallpaper* magazine amongst commissions from a wide variety of other clients.
David’s commitment to taking on new challenges has made him an all-rounder in commercial photography and a seasoned traveller, working for both global and homegrown brands in more than 25 countries for a roster of over 50 clients.
David has also established a studio photography business working alongside his commercial and personal photographic projects, based in a warehouse studio near Portobello Road.