Photo of David patting horse

Though born in Melbourne Australia, I have lived more than half my life in New Zealand. First in Christchurch and now post-earthquake here in Oamaru. I have been teaching classical and flamenco guitar for some thirty years, but have been photographing for as long as I can remember.

My first camera was a Kodak vest pocket, probably a Six-20. That smell of leather and polished wood lingers in the memory, as does the pungent odour of hypo and developer in the small darkroom I had as a teenager in the 1960s.

That magical process of image making has been revolutionised by the arrival of digital processes, and the ability to move past what a camera records and to realise in print what I envision has been liberating. These images record perceptions, feelings and memory. I hope you enjoy them.



Some awards

2015  Tauranga Audio-Visual Salon: Champion Audio Visual
2016  Jack Sprosen Memorial Trophy: Gold Medal