Tour Guide Profile: David Lloyd
David Lloyd is a photographer of wildlife from New Zealand living in London, arriving in late 1989 for a six month journey and still resident some twenty years later. Some of David’s favourite places are Kenya, Rwanda,Uganda, Namibia, Botswana and Richmond Park, near his home in London.
David became interested in photography as a young age and has owned a camera since the age of seven. Black and white photography is an early passion having spent many years developing pictures in darkrooms before the advent of digital. Equally strong passions in natural history and design since that early age has lead to the style of imagery he enjoys creating today.
David prefers a fine art style, choosing to appeal to buyers of framed photography. Although he has a preference towards black and white, colour also features strongly too.
David has seen his images published widely, in the press and in several photographic monthlies, including that of Black+White Photography magazine more recently. He has also enjoyed success in major competitions including a finalist in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year on six occasions, European Wildlife Photographer of the year, Natures Best, and a highly commended in the British Wildlife Photographic Awards in its inaugural year.
Last year, David gained a specially commended award in the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition with “A Flick of the Tail”, a black and white image of a giraffe which was also chosen for that year’s annual portfolio cover.
David has more than twenty years of knowledge in digital processing, for the most part utilising Adobe Photoshop since it’s debut, although Adobe Lightroom is his predominant processing tool today.