David is passionate about telling arresting stories that move audiences. He thrives off shaping a visual aesthetic which supports each script and the director’s vision of it. Mostly he enjoys making versatile work with passionate people who love the job as much as he does. He lights quickly and works with a sensitivity to those around him and the story at hand. Once on board he is always hungry to bring it to life in a fresh, exciting way.
The films David has shot deal with weighty social issues and have been exhibited internationally. His work has screened in the official selection at Cannes, Sundance, Edinburgh, Raindance and London Film Festivals along with many more. In the last year he has shot two features: the psychological thriller Love Me Not, for director Alexandros Avranas (Miss Violence), which premiered in 2017 at San Sebastian, and the touching drama/comedy Benjamin, for Simon Amstell (Carnage), which is in post. In between commercial and documentary work, he also shot additional photography on William Oldroyd’s critically acclaimed Lady Macbeth. For television in 2017, he lit main unit additional photography on Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge with Rob Quinn and captured 2nd unit on Thanks For The Memories.
David is a graduate of the NFTS, where he was supported by the BBC and mentored by Brian Tufano BSC, Stuart Harris and Tim Palmer BSC.
He is a British Cinematographer based in London and represented by the lovely team at Casarotto Ramsay.