David George is an artist who has been working with photography for more than 20 years. After gaining his BA in Fine Art and Photography he went on to gaining his MA in Photographic Studies at the Sir John Cass School of Art. His main subject is the interaction of rural with urban spaces and long exposure, especially night photography. David exhibits and sells work internationally.
David approaches photography in a unique way that combines academic research of the camera and light with an artistic curiosity for finding beauty within darkness. He currently lectures and runs masterclasses on available light and alternate/archival photography at Universities around the UK. In available-light photography, you look for the interesting light, then figure out how to use it to make an interesting picture. Available-light photography has always held the allure of intimacy. Other genres reach for grandeur and beauty or the brutal impact of graphic truth. Available light offers something else: the exotic possibility of going beneath the surface and into the shadows to reveal what is hidden. Whilst this type of photography requires extremely acute technical knowledge of how light and camera interact, it is also a fete of the artists spirit. By getting pictures out of tough situations, David is pushing the boundaries of what is possible within photography. This is demonstrated in all four of his photo postcards.
In 2009 he co-founded the Uncertain States Project, a quarterly broadsheet showcasing contemporary British photography. Their shared purpose is 'to be part of the ongoing dialogue of what photography is today, what motivates us to create and ask how photography communicates'. Whilst this is a shared manifesto, it is clear that this investigation into contemporary photography underlies David's personal photographic project. David exhibits and sells work internationally.
We are very pleased to have David's work as part of our Photo Postcard exhibition in October. For more info on the project and other participating artists go to http://bit.ly/2r0MUE4.