Director of Photography / Director
“There is no point having sharp images when you’ve fuzzy ideas” – Jean-Luc Godard
David entered the camera department as a clapper loader in the days of film, later progressing on to focus pulling where he worked on a wide variety of feature films, TV dramas, commercials & pop promos.
Seeking more creative challenges he moved up to lighting and operating, at first on a series of award-winning short films and later on feature films, TV dramas, commercials & pop promos. This transitional period coincided with the industry’s gradual move away from film to digital and it was during this time that David became one of the first people in the country to take delivery of the original Red One 4K digital cinema camera, one of the first digital cinema cameras to shoot RAW, which called for new workflows and practices to be established that have since become commonplace industry-wide.
During this early period of RAW digital cinematography David had the pleasure of working with such visionaries as Mario Testino on fashion shoots for Burberry and V Magazine and went on to work with many other brands such as DeBeers, Hyundai, Sony, Panasonic, Barclays, Cos, Tigi/Bedhead, Wella, Avon & TRESemmé.
Always keen to explore new technologies and possibilities David has also more recently immersed himself in the challenging world of 360˚ filmmaking, working with clients such as Manchester United, Uber & the AA.