After graduating in Fine Art at Newcastle Polytechnic,  David's interest in landscape drew him to North Yorkshire,  where he opened and ran Millbeck Photographic Gallery for 10 years.

He made the move to Greater Manchester where he taught and lectured in Art,  Film and Photography. In later years he studied for an MA in Film,  Peter Greenaway and the interconnectivity of art forms being a major interest in his studies.

Over the years he continued making images and exhibiting work.  He has travelled extensively throughout Europe in a trusty VW Caravette;  from the Årctic Circle to Spain;  Eastern Europe in 1990;  Russia, the USA and Cuba.  These excursions have provided extensive opportunity for, and have influenced, various photographic projects.

Having studied sculpture at art college it seemed natural this would lead to photographing the sculptural form, the latter taking over as the art form in its own right. It can be seen in his images that 3 Dimensional form,  structure and space have a significant influence.  Many images link these concerns with the past, or passing, influence of human intervention or presence.  Whilst observing the bizarre and theatrical,  he is interested in those formal elements which show evidence of human mediation,  often ephemeral or transitory,  in commonplace situations.  A particular interest is the interaction of human intervention and space,  and the transitory nature of such impermanent juxtapositions.