David has 30 years experience as a professional photographer in Australia, South East Asia and Papua New Guinea.
David began his career as a photographer in Darwin Northern Australia in 1980 studying at the Darwin Community College under Gunther Deichmann and then Visual Arts at the City Art Institute in Sydney in 1982. David also worked as a darkroom technician in Darwin, Sydney and Alice Springs where he started his own pro photo lab, Imitrans Photographic Services, in 1988.
At that time Imitrans was the only lab in Central Australia offering professional E6 and Cibrachrome colour printing and processing.
In 1996 he lived in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand working as a freelance photographer for clients such as AusAID, DFAT, Deyskoning BV (Netherlands) and various engineering and mining companies. David lived in Bali, Indonesia from 1996 to 1998 and worked for a range of clients throughout Indonesia, Philippines and East Timor.
He was contracted to Newmont Mining Indonesia to develop a visual social and environmental impact study of the Sekongkang region in Sumbawa prior to the construction of the Batu Hijau Copper Gold Project 1996 to 2000. Moving to Darwin in 1998 David worked for various clients in Northern Australia including Djabulukgu Association in Kakadu National Park, Larrakia Nation in Darwin and various industrial and commercial clients throughout the Northern Territory.
From 2008 to 2013 David was contracted to set up a Multi Media unit to develop communication resources to support the Lihir Island Sustainable Development and Cultural Heritage Management program in the New Ireland Province of PNG.