David is passionate about telling arresting stories that move audiences. He loves 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.
His work has screened in the official selection at Cannes, Sundance, Edinburgh, Telluride, Raindance and London Film Festivals. 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 has begun its festival run at London Film Festival 2018. In between commercial and documentary work, he also shot additional photography on William Oldroyd’s critically acclaimed Lady Macbeth. For TV drama, he has lit main unit additional photography on Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge and The Bay with Rob Quinn, Clique Series 2 with Robbie Mckillop and captured 2nd unit on Thanks For The Memories. At the start of 2019, he shot Madonna and Basquiat for Sky’s Urban Myths series with director Adam Wimpenny, which involved shooting on a static train carriage in a Bulgarian studio to look like a moving subway carriage in New York in the 80s. Much in camera fun was had. He is currently back in London and working as series DOP on season 2 of RTS winning and BAFTA nominated Save Me, for Sky Atlantic.
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.