“When I was 17, I bought a motorbike and a camera. It soon became apparent that the motorbike was a mistake – I had a very serious injury – but the camera remained.
After a string of less than engaging jobs, I decided to take the plunge and see if I could turn my love of photography into a career. It was a good move.
I photograph predominantly in black and white, seeking to capture Pembrokeshire’s many faces; from rugged clifftops to derelict farm cottages or windswept beaches.
My favourite seasons are late autumn, winter and early spring when the sun’s arc is low in the sky, each composition enhanced by highlight and shadow.
Those seasons are also blessed with ‘proper’ weather, rain coming at you side-on, wind that threatens to cut you in half and frosts that numb the extremities. “
David’s photographs are now available to view and buy at www.davidwilsonphotography.co.uk and potential customers are welcome to browse work at his home in Llangwm (by prior appointment).
David have also produced five photography books: A Year in Pembrokeshire (with broadcaster Jamie Owen); Pembrokeshire; Wales – A Photographer’s Journey; Hinterland, and 50 Buildings which Built Wales.
Signed copies of the books are available from my website. They can also be purchased in all good bookshops (and not-so-good ones!).
‘These are powerful images. They remind us that rural Wales has a stark and demanding beauty.’
Griff Rhys Jones in his foreword to ‘Wales: A Photographer’s Journey’.