Bio

 

David is an American photographer and filmmaker living in the UK.

He was born in New York City in 1986 and raised in Poughkeepsie, a small city further upstate. His first real exposure to photography was as a teenager in 2001. On September 11th of that year his step-father was photographed at ground zero in NYC by Larry Towell and the image was widely published in a photobook published by Magnum. Shortly thereafter David began experimenting with an old SLR, taking photos around his family home.

After graduating high school David moved away to Ireland and found work as a window cleaner. It was in Dublin where he began to take photography seriously and thought about pursuing it as a career. He eventually moved back to New York and got married to his English girlfriend (whom he met while living abroad). In the years following he worked a number of factory and retail jobs until he finally landed his first freelance photography gig at a local Gannett newspaper. After his daughter was born in 2009 he and his wife moved to the UK. It was in England that David began finding work shooting portraits and album artwork for recording artists. He began working with Samuel Burgess Johnson and The 1975 in 2013 on a series of singles and EPs. Since then he has helped create artwork for over 40 records, some of which can be seen on his discogs page.

Today David works for a wide variety of music, fashion, and publishing clients. He also spends a lot of time pursuing personal projects. Most recently David has been directing a short film called Blinko, about Nick Blinko of Rudimentary Peni. He also runs a small record label and photobook publisher called Chloride City

Contact

 

e. ddrake@chloride.cc
t. +44 7511 792 549

Clients

 

The 1975, Tom Grennan, Amy Milner, Jens Kuross, Django Django, Glass Animals, Haerts, Dawn Golden, Universal, Polydor, Sony, Warner Music, Mad Decent, XL, Vagrant, Dirty Hit, Aesop, Insanity,
Barbican Centre, Aspall Cyder, Fortyounce London, Teen Vogue, and Hypebeast.

Exhibitions

 

2016 (May) Sailing Stones - Flint, Norwich
2016 (Feb) Bounding Volumes - Yallops, Norwich

Publications

 

A Burning Cloud (2015) Chloride City
Sailing Stones (2015) Chloride City
Avec Pi (2016) Chloride City