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David Rothwell

David Rothwell



I'm a creative individual, I first came to photography through my second pleasure of climbing in the outdoors. I wanted to capture the lush, rugged, green landscapes of the British Isles and further a field in Europe and the Asian Continent. Having realised the human element was missing, I decided to address my style of photography and turned to studio work, I enjoy being in the company of others, I am a sociable person. My style of photography mainly covers documentary photography and portraiture, I love to capture a persons character, they say it is within the eyes that their story can be told. This is what I look for, an element of emotion and to gain some provocation within the subject, so that too the viewer can relate to the story. Social Documentary or Photojournalism features heavily in today's world, and with the advent of digital technology, so too has communication changed. People want the latest headlines, they want to discover their world, a world in which we all can share through the platform of social media. Professionalism Commissioning me automatically creates a level of trust between us. I understand this, and I will honour this agreement, especially in terms of maintaining a high level of courtesy. Whether that means showing up minutes earlier, returning phone calls and e-mails, or dressing appropriately. I consider myself a professional first in business, secondly as an photographer, first impressions matter. Knowledge I believe it is absolutely vital you believe in my technical competence if you are considering hiring me. Of course, the best background check you can do on me is to check my portfolio, but especially if your project is of a commercial nature, I encourage you to send me an email and I will send you a brochure tailored exactly for your requirements. Diligence My goal is to always be an asset for you. I got into photography because I genuinely enjoy the challenges that come with this wonderful job, so being commissioned is not something I just want to get over with. And I would love to prove it every single time. Working extra hours, taking last-minute assignments, or re-shooting. I’m always happy to do it. You can also check me out on fb at David Rothwell Photography.
  • Canon EOS 60D, 5D MK II
  • Canon EOS 1D MK II
  • FED 4
  • Pentax MX, Bronica SQ-A,
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MK II, Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • Helios 44, Soligor 28mm, Jupiter 8 2/50mm
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4 L
  • Manfrotto 393-H Tripod, Coman Tripod
  • Canon Speedlite 380EX, YONGNUO YN 560-II Speedlite

One Minute On Earth

Published March 23rd, 2013

This series of photographs is shot for a global project these are the test shots from the test shoot we ran today (Saturday). The actual project is taking place on April 6th 2013.

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Work, Rest and Play

Published October 22nd, 2012

This is the working title for my assignment; I have been photographing people in the cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. Whether these people were homeless or working or at play; some of the people I have shot have welcomed me as in the case of the street artist who had asked me to pose for him, I gladly and willingly did. Achiem Olajudal (I think that is his name) was an artist using charcoals as his tools; his subject was too like mine, people.

People are the focus of many a photographers assignments; I wanted to portray how we are today, how far have come since those days of the first images being taken by Talbot Fox. The answer of course in photography terms is very far, the principles are still the same however the subjects have changed very little. We still have people wandering the streets begging for money, we still have people performing as in at play, whether they’re mimes or musicians or even the latest sand sculptors and their sculptures.

We still have people wor ...

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Parisella's Cave

Published August 1st, 2012

This cave can be found on the Great Orme in Llandudno, Wales. For years this little gem has served purpose for those at the hard end of the game, who like to push the more difficult moves can be found here. People like Ben Moon, Jerry Moffatt, Johnny Dawes, however the new breed of climber pushes an average grade of V12, although a biggie in here is Silk cut which weighs in at V14 Gareth Parry, Pete Robbins, Mark Katz to name a few have climbed to these grades.

These guys are at the top of their game, and their game is extreme climbing, especially hard routes or boulder problems particulary in Wales.

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Published July 9th, 2012

This composed shot is one of my earliest memories, the thing with memories is this, you remember them when you were really happy, sad, tearful, shocked or in my case very afraid, I think I was only five or six, when the cabinet in the very larder, was looking very inviting the parents went out, (in those days children could be left in the street to play naked without a care in the world.) I investigated the larder and the contents of the cabinet within, it was full of food and growing boys are always hungry!

Well curiosity got the better of me, I sort of clambered up and braced myself between the two walls and lowered the cabinet door and climbed on top, although I was small it could not hold my weight. The cabinet leaned towards me, the cupboard doors opening wide as though a flood of water had been braced behind them, and it could not hold back and gave way to the umpteen jars of marmalade, jam, honey, butter and any other ingredient you can think of...I fell on my feet.

My arms we ...

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Conwy Castell and this is the Castle\'s natural moat formed from the estuary, Afon Conwy.

Fishing Port

Published June 19th, 2012

A late afternoon early evening photo shoot, finding myself taking a few shots around Conwy Castell. The estuary and the sailing yachts.

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