David George's practice now is exclusively led by personal projects. His work is mainly concerned with ideas of classical and romantic visual semantics in contemporary British landscape using themes prevalent in nineteenth-century landscape painting.
David George studied photography and fine art at Derby University where he achieved a BA (Hons) in 1984 before commencing a 30-year career in photography. David travelled extensively while working for clients who included Mercedes Benz, Barclays Bank, Fortnum and Mason, Harpers and Queen, The New Yorker, Liberty of London, GQ and The World of Interiors.
He also was the sole photographer on numerous books, the latest being Hackney by Night, commissioned and published by Hoxton Mini Press, which was shortlisted by The Independent on Sunday as one of the top nine art books of 2015.
In 2007, he returned to higher education and gained an MA (distinction) from the School of Art, Architecture and Design, where he co-founded the Uncertain States project, an artist-run organisation which exhibits, publishes, lectures and promotes contemporary photography as art.
He currently lives in London and lectures in fine art photography at several universities and runs masterclasses on available light and alternate/archival photography throughout the UK. His practice now is exclusively led by personal projects. David’s work is mainly concerned with ideas of classical and romantic visual semantics in contemporary British landscape using themes prevalent in nineteenth-century landscape painting.
David exhibits internationally and is included in many important museum and private collections.
Commercial clients include:
- American Express
- Architectural Journal
- Australian Vogue Living
- Barclays Bank
- British Airways
- Cassell Publishing
- Conde Nast
- Country Homes and Interiors
- Country Living
- Elle Decoration
- Fortnum and Mason
- Gardens Illustrated
- Harpers and Queen
- Home and Gardens
- Laura Ashley
- Liberty of London
- Mercedes Benz
- Queen Noor Foundation
- Radisson Hotels
- Sunday Times Magazine
- Sunday Telegraph Magazine
- The World of Interior
- Weidenfeld and Nicolson
- 2018 London Nights, Hoxton Mini Press Ariel’s Corner.
- Royal Photographic Contemporary Society Spring 2018, The Broken Pastoral, Architects Journal.
- 2017 Interviewed by Isabel Keller-Privat, The Broken Pastoral, as a follow-up to the talk at Suburbia 2017, Toulouse France November 2017.
- 2016 Photography, The Observer, feature on Hackney By Night by Hannah Twiggs.
- 2015 Hackney By Night, with forward by Zelda Cheatle.
- 2014 Sunday Times Magazine features, pick of the best eight photographs at Brighton Biennial.
- 2013 Archive, Imaging the East End, by Susan Andrews and Nick Haeffner, edited by Zelda Cheatle and published by Black Dog.
- Photomonitor, Phantoms of Industry, Roy Exley.
- 2012 The Art of Dissent (Adventures in London Olympic State).
- 2011 Evening Standard, Sue Steward, Shadow of Doubt, 4 Stars.
- Trebuchet Magazine, Rebecca Collins, Somewhere, Somehow.
- 2009 Photoart Korea, (November) article Enclosures Badlands and Borders.