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 is known for lighting quickly and working with a sensitivity to those around him to help serve 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 opened at London Film Festival 2018 to rave 4 and 5 star reviews. In between award winning 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 Delicious with Amit Gupta. At the start of 2019, he shot Madonna and Basquiat for Sky’s Urban Myths series with director Adam Wimpenny. This involved shooting on a static train carriage set, built in a Bulgarian studio to simulate a moving subway carriage, in New York during the 80s. Much in camera fun was had.
David recently finished working as series DOP on Save Me Too for Sky Atlantic, with directors Jim Loach and Coky Giedroyc. This is the follow up to the BAFTA nominated and RTS award winning first series, and will air in 2020.
He 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.
David is a British Cinematographer based in London and represented by the lovely team at Casarotto Ramsay.