At the heart of David’s photographic practice is a love of the natural world and a desire to communicate the complex implications of human activity. These themes are motivated by his experiences during long distance treks in the Himalayas and the Andes shooting landscape and the travel experience. More recently he has investigated internal and external landscapes, from the search for happiness and contentment to fear of the dark, the places we call home and our fraught relationship with the environment.

David (b. 1970, Ballarat, Australia) completed a Bachelor of Photography in 2016. Prior to this he studied geology and worked for the Victorian Government.




Graduate Award for Creativity and Enterprise, Photography Studies College (2017)
Highly Commended, Capture Magazine: Australia's Top Emerging Photographers (2017)
Silver Distinction (Landscape), Australian Professional Photography Awards (2016)
Finalist, Bowness Photography Prize (2015)
Silver (Landscape), Australian Professional Photography Awards (2015)
Gold (Landscape), Victorian Professional Photography Awards (2015)
Silver (Illustrative), Victorian Professional Photography Awards (2015)


CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2018)
De|Pict, Media House Gallery, Melbourne (2017)
Always/Already, Besser Space, Melbourne (2016)
CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2016)
Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2015)
KA-POW!, Ruffian Gallery, Melbourne (2015)
Obscura Festival Workshop Slideshow, Whiteaways Arcade Gallery, Penang (2015)
Year 1, Testing Grounds, Melbourne (2014)


Bachelor of Photography, Photography Studies College (2016)
Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design), Shillington College (2012)
Team Leader Geoscience Data & Client Services, Department of Primary Industries (2011-12)
Senior Information Manager, Department of Primary Industries (2009-11)
Geophysics Data Manager, Geological Survey of Victoria (2001-08)
Technical Officer (Geophysics), Geological Survey of Victoria (1995-2000)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology), University of Ballarat (1994)