David Buckland Biography

One of Britain's best recognized contemporary photographers, David Buckland is also a theatre set & costume designer.

He first became known to the international photographic community in the early 1980s with a series of extraordinary portraits of friends, dancers and nudes (printed in platinum).

The intensity of his involvement with his subject matter is uncompromising, always producing original work encompassing not only visual gratification but also innovative applications of old and new photographic techniques.

His life size portraits of performers at the National Portrait Gallery in 1999 broke with traditional approach to portraiture as does his series of 'Enceinte' - a personal creation of mythology of his partner's and friends' pregnancies. The printing techniques used is: iris on art papers, canvas and glass; wet plate collodion on black glass (tintypes) and platinum.