David Osborn born 1961, London. David gained a First Class BA (Hons) in Graphic Design form Camberwell School of Art, London. However, he was more suited to photography and spent the last two thirds of the degree course, teaching himself photography. On leaving university he spent a year part time with Shell Oil, before joining Reuter News Pictures in London as a photographer for three years. He also worked for AP, AFP and all major British national newspapers and a great many US and foreign newspapers. He then worked in Asia for nine months as a photo journalist. News photography is the best education to think pictures naturally and understand their narrative role instinctively.
After working in Asia, David lived in Sydney, Australia for ten years where he ran his own commercial studio. At this time he began work on annual reports and worked mainly in the electronics industry for Nortel, Alcatel and GEC and general industrial photography. Commercial work was a great education in the technical side of photography in terms of lighting locations and greater technical quality. On returning to London in 2000, he began work with BAA which culminated in a three year project to document the construction of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 building. He then covered construction of One Hyde Park in London, the world’s most expensive apartments.
The new partnership with Canson and Seitz means while continuing commercial work, a greater amount of time will be spent shooting landscapes. The inspiration for large scale landscapes comes from paintings by old masters and Victorian landscapes; the light of Rembrandt, the mood of Turner the list is endless. On a commercial level, exploring markets for ultra high resolution images as corporate and residential art and as back plate images for CGI shots.
ANNUAL REPORTS/Corporate Portrait Photography/Reportage/Terminal 5 Construction