Will Davidson

06.03.2012 in23:48 in Nude art,erotica -->


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Will Davidson is a New York based photographer and director who works principally in fashion but whose boundless and holistic vision permeates beyond single categorization to encompass many visual mediums including advertising, film, web 2.0, fine art and contemporary dance. Davidson’s visual mastery is proven as no accident, it is steeped in credentials which belie his young age. Having studied at Sydney College of the Arts, Davidson knew that a move away from his native Sydney to the northern hemisphere was imperative if he was to fulfill his strong ambitions. He moved to London on a mission and in 2000 met legendary and iconic photographer, David Bailey. Making an immediate impression on Bailey with his talent, youthful good looks and charm, Davidson was appointed Bailey’s first assistant and became his right hand man for the next five years, traveling with Bailey to diverse and exquisite interior/exterior shooting locations throughout the world. As well as being integrally involved in all Bailey shoots as first assistant, Davidson was also his sole black and white printer. It was in this capacity that Davidson printed numerous projects, including the books, ‘Locations’ (Thames and Hudson, 2004) and ‘Democracy’ (Steidl, 2005), thereby displaying his complete and consummate understanding of all technical aspects relating to both traditional and digital photography. Davidson has since carved a distinct path of his own which is ever evolving but confidently assured of its own identity. His rich and varied work has appeared in leading magazines such as China Vogue, V Magazine, i-D, Dazed and Confused and Another Magazine. He has also shot for some of the most prestigious brands including Calvin Klein, Nike, Levi’s, Burberry, Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford, Stella, Adidas and The Royal Ballet. He has completed short film commissions for Levi’digital photography. Davidson has since carved a distinct path of his own which is ever evolving but confidently assured of its own identity. His rich and varied work has appeared in leading magazines such as China Vogue, V Magazine, i-D, Dazed and Confused and Another Magazine. He has also shot for some of the most prestigious brands including Calvin Klein, Nike, Levi’s, Burberry, Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford, Stella, Adidas and The Royal Ballet. He has completed short film commissions for Levi’s, Kim Jones [, and most recently, Diesel]. Davidson’s personal work with dancers has also been featured in Dance4Film, a collaborative program between Channel 4 (UK) & ABC Television (Australia), and his art projects feature dancers from the formative Michael Clark Company and the Royal Ballet. Davidson’s portfolio continues to expand in line with his achievements and his insatiable hunger to constantly develop. With a simultaneously artistic and commercial eye, and a strong group of close friends as allies including sound designers, musicians, film directors, artists and writers, Davidson’s oeuvre now finds itself in a peerless state, at once, historically, culturally and future driven, towards a modern abiding aesthetic of style and bold beauty.