I am still relatively new to the world of freelance, being a semi-recent graduate and still working part-time. I only truly started honing my style and area of expertise in the second half of my third year, and started to properly freelance off the back of an exhibition of illustrators with theprintspace and AOI in 2018.
Following that, I mostly focused on private commissions illustrating travel and experience whilst simultaneously edging into the editorial industry, because I love different methods of storytelling and how text works with visual art.
I was greatly helped by an exclusive portfolio showcase a few months ago with IRIS and again AOI, where I gained invaluable feedback about how I should proceed in editorial i.e. doing a ton of speculative work and how to market myself.
I personally find that Instagram is massively helpful in terms of visibility, publicizing and promotion. Recently, my work was featured on Slowdown Studio’s Instagram (an artist-designed home goods company) in regard to their yearly rug Art Comp, amongst many beautiful artists’ designs.
I am currently completing a set of illustrations for a couple about their journey together, their future dreams and aspirations within the company Dreame. Afterwards, I am hoping to focus on speculative editorial work in order to curate my portfolio more around this field.
Hi, I’m David and I enjoy shooting people! From photographs of comedians, accountants, writers and CEOs to the “witches” of Bolivia & camel jockeys in Oman, I am a born people-watcher. The challenge of capturing the subject’s essence is endlessly compelling to me and keeps me passionate about producing fine photography.
I am available in London for portraits, event photography, commercial, PR, press and theatre.
Clients have included: L’Oreal/Matrix, The Joseph Rowntree Trust, Stoke Newington Literary Festival, Kings Head Theatre, Monster Raving Loony Party, York City Council, Leeds University, York University, the Anglo-Omani Society, Birkbeck University, Kings College London and countless others.
My published portraits include Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, Jon Snow, comedians Robin Ince, John Hegley, Stewart Lee, several authors e.g. Tricia Walker and Jenny Roberts, which have appeared in Timeout, Hackney and Islington Gazettes, the fabulously entertaining “Artenol” magazine and the Southbank Centre.
I’ve also done some work for the FBI – The Feminist Bureau of Investigation