I was born in Friern Barnet, part of North London, but my parents moved down to Chichester in West Sussex where I grew up. My hero was my uncle, the artist and illustrator Edward Mortelmans who tried to encourage me to draw and paint. Being a typical boy my interest lay in more mechanical devices, and so photography came into my life at a very young age. I got my first camera when I was just eight years old, my mother’s old Kodak Box Brownie. Photography has been a main hobby ever since. I decided to turn professional and started David James Photography in 1990, and have photographed all sorts of projects over the years.
I has always taken a personal interest in the technical aspect as well as the creative to ensure the highest quality results and work hard to ensure that this shows through in the quality of my work.