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Originally a Graphic Designer
I worked in London as Art Editor
for The Tatler, Woman’s Mirror and
London Life before spending over
fifteen years as Creative Director
for McCann-Erickson and Ogilvy &
Mather in Italy, Malaysia, Singapore,
Spain, Indonesia and Portugal.
For the next ten years I directed
commercials throughout Europe,
The Middle East and South Africa
and was a founding partner of the
production house B.F.C.S. in Milan.
Nowadays I concentrate almost
exclusively on photography and
writing from my home in Umbria.


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Followers : 173


User_Removed 2 1.0k United Kingdom
28 Oct 2015 1:57PM
I'm not into that sort of photography on any level but exceedingly well shot

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29 Jul 2015 12:22AM
This is a portfolio that I have enjoyed looking through. Both thought provoking and bringing back memories of my times in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

30 Jul 2010 9:07AM

Quote:Quote:Your portfolio has blown me away, and given me huge inspiration. I am a newbie of on a year or so, but when I see work of such insight, compassion and character I realize what I have to aim for.
Thank you.
PaulineI coudnt have put it better myself. Its just GREATTTTT.....


one word from the bottom of my heart....... "INCREDIBLE ".
7 Mar 2010 8:19AM

Quote:Your portfolio has blown me away, and given me huge inspiration. I am a newbie of on a year or so, but when I see work of such insight, compassion and character I realize what I have to aim for.
Thank you.

I coudnt have put it better myself. Its just GREATTTTT..... Smile

16 Feb 2010 9:52AM
Superb PF !
nice one kaz
polly470 Plus
8 25 8 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 7:30PM
Your portfolio has blown me away, and given me huge inspiration. I am a newbie of on a year or so, but when I see work of such insight, compassion and character I realize what I have to aim for.
Thank you.
NevP Plus
12 853 13 Canada
4 Jan 2010 6:56AM
An outstanding portfolio from a gifted individual. Humane, insightful and technically excellent.
David, I'm new here. Will you tell me how to put my profile photo in the little box?
User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 8:57AM
A truely remarkable p/f of the highest quality images... a gifted photographic artist indeed.

21 Dec 2009 7:23AM
A superb and unique PF
5 Dec 2009 5:18PM
30 Nov 2009 7:18AM
What a magnificent portfolio! Kind regards John
10 Nov 2009 7:12AM
Dear DAVID, many artistic photos are in your fantastic portfolio.
Rgds, Ali
What an amazing portfoilo!!

31 Oct 2009 9:34AM
Just looked through your portfolio, simply outstanding, you capture the mood in all your shots I love it & added you into my favourites. Regards Peter.
riprap007 Plus
13 1.6k 37 England
30 Oct 2009 7:45PM
if I ever feel bereft of empathetic and humanistic photography, here or anywhere else, I reach for a Bresson book, a McCullin book or browse your website/PF, that done my appetite is sated until the next visit Smile
TTT Plus
16 583 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2009 6:54AM
Excellent portfolio, you always manage to get the right moment with people. Well done.
Ian-Munro Plus
10 200 15 Wales
7 Sep 2009 10:30AM
Also you have an outstanding website with images that i would love to capture.

Ian-Munro Plus
10 200 15 Wales
7 Sep 2009 10:19AM
This is one of the best PF's I have seen on here period.

Great stuff and keep em coming.

Have just checked out your portfolio and web site. a superb collection of images and a great story in each of your photos.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
24 Jun 2009 10:05AM
An superb collection of thought provoking images!!!

Great port folio. I enjoyed the browse.

Best Regards

Ian-Munro Plus
10 200 15 Wales
5 Jun 2009 6:17PM
enjoyed the browse. Some great images with really nice processing.

I feel inspired,just lack the processing know how Smile

AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
8 Jan 2009 4:48PM
I've just started learning portraiture in my NYIP course - I will be in here for inspiration! You have a superb PF!
TickRoe Plus
9 3 5 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 9:32PM
It was your 'waiting for summer' which also led me to your work, and I too keep being drawn back. Your pf is beautiful and makes me want to be a better photographer.
Landlord Plus
11 25 1 Scotland
19 Dec 2008 12:48PM
David....please add at least one click to all your images...if the number of views goes up it's probably me returning again & again & again!
Have a good christmas.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
20 Sep 2008 8:14AM
Fabulous portfolio David. I'm glad you popped up on one of my pics or I might have missed you. Beautiful images, every one.
A Portfolio that should be bound. Cutting stuff this. Ever since your moody 'Waiting for Summer" I have occasionally peeked at your PF - never to be disappointed. So diversified and good at that on top! Well done, AdP
Documents and letters of great effect done by high standard photography skills..
I can only dream to take photographs of this quality and artistic perception. As a missionary I get to to travel the world a lot. I hope to capture the culture and beauty of people groups as you have.

Excellent portfolio and an inspiration to me. To me photography is 90% perception and 10% technicality, you have a gift!

Take-a-View Plus
14 293 5 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 10:05PM
Only just stumbled on your portfolio. You have some stunning images.
3 Jul 2008 11:32AM
I just love your gallery, you just capture that lil something in peoples everyday lifes ^_^
Marvelous. The light in the images is like in some classic paintings. The subjects are so interesting and full of humanity. JNC
Sahyadri Plus
10 61 2 India
13 Apr 2008 6:31AM
You have a HUGE fan in India! Smile
14 Mar 2008 11:24AM
WOW!!! Your PF is absolutely stunning. I love the way you capture the essence of life here. What an inspiration you are!
rusmi Plus
13 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 10:40PM
Complimenti, your photography is magnificent, loved your pdf book Lamu and your website, molto bravo!
Your work is stunning. Very inspiring and a joy to view.
scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
1 Aug 2007 11:23PM
A little word to say your work is truly breathtaking, it's a pleasure to view work this fantastic.

imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
19 Jul 2007 4:34PM
You have an amazing portfolio excellent in all ares

NickParry Plus
12 1.0k 79 Wales
11 May 2007 11:29PM
Fantastic portfolio. Standard is excellent.
26 Mar 2007 1:13PM
Truly stunning pf you have!
Pleasure to view
janehewitt Plus
14 215 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 9:26AM
This is just so amazing, inspirational work Jane
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2007 7:28AM
just a fabulous portfolio of work!
22 Dec 2006 8:32PM
You have a wonderful portfolio, moving and thought provoking as well as a superb quality image. Thanks for sharing them, it does us all good to realise there is life beyond our own lives.
12 Dec 2006 6:46PM
Reflections of truth are well portrayed in your photography Wink
Your portraits are so honest. You maintain high levels of standard and integrity...wonderful and powerful pf!
21 Nov 2006 10:11AM
Absolutely wonderful images, You capture the true essence of the people's souls. I loved it.
pennyspike Plus
14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 12:57PM
Hello David,
I have just found the time to catch up on your portfolio.
The fact that you have taken the trouble to get to know your subjects really shines through.
Ah to go back to Lamu.
Your work is exceptional. I have seen many photos on the net and off the net, and don't remember being quite as inspired regarding this great art of photography as when I came across your portfolio. I think that for novices like myself it is vital to see what kinds of possiblities exist in the future, and thanks to you, I can get excited about what is yet to come.
Your photos evoke a still reminder of the beautiful thing we know as humanity. You capture it perfectly in all its facets, which in turn allows me to re-contmplate a gamut of emotions toward my fellow man (and woman).
Thanks very much for your work. I hope you will keep it up for a long time to come. Thanks also for lighting the way for a newcomer, myself, along this wonderous path of photography.
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
31 Jul 2006 11:03AM
Dear David, I have admired your portfolio for some time and commented on your photos from time to time. The photo's from Africa and Rome are my favorites. I am an irregular guest here, have now returned after a couple of months 'off'; bit of a love-hate relationship with the site. Your photos are deeply humane and moving, and you are such great friends with the light that the best color photography needs, and such an excellent observer, that I felt honoured by your kind words on some of my photos. I saw that you have books too, I'll be sure to check them out. As a professional social philosopher I have this dream about combining my philosopy with my photography. The last is not yet good enough though, I only started taking I seriously a year ago. Well, I'll keep in touch with your work. Best regards, Bert
24 Jul 2006 9:27AM
a great and unusual portfolio of beautiful shots. Always interesting subject well taken. great work

24 Jun 2006 8:53AM
Great stories beautifully told in your photographs. Thank you for sharing your experiences and expertise.
23 Jun 2006 5:11AM
David, yours is the most stunning portfolio I've seen. Your pictures are extremely powerful, captivating, mesmerising...I could go on and on.
I am glad ePz is giving you the credit you deserve through multiple Editor's Choice awards even if the readers always don't.
I am so thrilled I found your work, I wish you all the best in the future.
katieb Plus
13 255 4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 6:50PM
Have just discovered your portfolio and what a treat, full of the most amazing images - what talent.
gajj Plus
13 32
22 Jun 2006 2:43PM
Enthralled by your portfolio and web site! Such richness of expertise and innate talent bringing out the majesty of the everyday that its difficult to tear oneself away from getting lost in each image. I've spent the last hour browsing through both and am now late for work (luckily, I'm the boss!). Consider this a hugh 'click' for each and every one.
David, I feel your folio is superb. Every picture gives a true sense of feeling. All very well taken and every image says something. Well done. Sincerely. PhilG
kaybee Plus
13 5.6k 25 Scotland
13 Jun 2006 10:02PM
Quality, quality and more quality.
Your portfolio has a real 'National Geographic' feel to it.

thewaiter Plus
16 1.2k 9 England
8 Jun 2006 5:20AM
A stunning portfolio, thanks for sharing it......

6 Jun 2006 10:10PM
You have a Great PF David well done.
Just found your portfolio: outstanding one of the very best i've ever seen!
claret Plus
13 49 England
17 Mar 2006 12:57AM
Been meaning to do it for a while but just spent a very enjoyable half hour or so working through your pf and catching up on some of our earlier work. We had a wonderful 5 days in Rome at the end of February and your shots really capture the essence of the place and bring back great memories.
kokobrown Plus
13 1.9k Scotland
28 Jan 2006 12:20AM
Your portfolio is simply outstanding, got to be one of the best on here. Love your work and keep it coming. You are very talented.

Laura x
Centurion Plus
13 1.2k England
25 Jan 2006 11:52AM
Ive never come across anyone on here who can expose at photo so dramatically correct as you. Simply outstanding technical ability and with a creative eye to boot.
20 Jan 2006 10:17PM
I couldn't sleep this morning, got up very early while it was still dark and followed your comment on my last post to your pf. The light is now bright, the sky no longer tinged pink and I'm still not done with it.
It's staggeringly good. Is patience and waiting your key, knowing your neighbourhood and its habits?
I think it's time for a re-evaluation.
19 Jan 2006 9:17AM
One of the top photographers on the site IMHO...always respect your work, inspirational...
12 Dec 2005 9:37PM
Will come and write something here soon! I'm finding leaving portfolio comments difficult, and haven't left any proper ones yet. I can't seem to be able to compose something appreciative without sounding fawning or over the top, LOL.
(you can 'hide' this now Smile )
12 Dec 2005 5:46PM
As I've remarked before, what you don't know about the effective use of light and shadows isn't worth knowing ... and you combine this talent with a wonderful eye for a captivating subject which by most would simply go unnoticed. And many thanks for your ongoing encouragement, David - I'm very grateful.


Susie :o)
U4eA Plus
13 475 England
12 Dec 2005 3:17AM
I can only concur with what others have already said...I happened across your portfolio by chance this morning, and then couldn't leave. You have a superb collection of images here, and I will most assuredly be back. Regularly!

Nic_WA Plus
13 179 2 Australia
10 Dec 2005 9:21PM
You've truly mastered the art of finding the most impossible lighting situations and then producing cleverly exposed, and amazingly detailed and insightful glimpses into people's lives as they wander across your backgrounds around the world. I always enjoy your images David and often return several times to each one for another look (might explain your high view to click ratio!). Thank you too for the support and encouragement you've given me over the last year or so - it's always appreciated.
old timer Plus
13 55 1 Scotland
9 Dec 2005 8:18AM
I can probably go as far, David, as to say that of all the many photographers on ePz you are the one whose work, on the bottom line, I most admire. You seem to have a knack of seeing below the surface of life and people, and portraying what lies beneath - a rare skill indeed. I am astonished how little your work seems to be appreciated.
tull Plus
14 181 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2005 6:31AM
Your work from the streets gives us all a great insight into a different culture but also shows the struggle of life that's so common in this world,wonderful and sometimes very touching work David,always a pleasure.

claret Plus
13 49 England
8 Dec 2005 11:50PM
Can't believe I'm the first to say how much I enjoy your work and what a pleasure it is to look through your portfolio. A talented photographer who isn't afraid to sacrifice popularity (at least on EPZ) for the sake of pursuing the sorts of shots you enjoy taking. Another on my 'favourites' list.

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    David deVeson
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