This is me, David Dunham, the photographer behind the images on The Black and White Picture. I’m upstairs in a London studio, working on a portrait series. I’d like to end it there, but the very name of an About page says I should at least share something about me. So, I’ll do my best. Here it goes:
I live in New Zealand and was born in this wee place called Invercargill. I’ve been obsessed with Liverpool Football Club since I was a kid. I like waistcoats, hip hop, old-school house music, football terraces, protests, the London Underground, Edwardian architecture and black and white photography.
Thank you for dropping by.
Go behind the scenes
Just a few behind the scenes pictures for you.
Above is in Uganda at a camp for South Sudanese refugees, then below we move into portrait shoots in London and New Zealand.
Some kind words from people
“I had the honour of David taking my portrait last weekend. David is so easy to work with, he made me feel comfortable and eased my nerves. I was feeling very nervous and worried I’d get awkward, posed shots but David gives great direction and makes the experience a breeze. His photos are absolutely beautiful. Super fast turn around and excellent communication. Thanks again David, look forward to working with you again soon!”
– Laura Bridge
“I love David and his work. He always makes me feel safe comfortable and beautiful. Definitely recommend!”
– Maddii Sutton, artist
“David, is an artist. His photographs captured me. He was also incredibly generous with his time and worked like a perfectionist.”
– Sarah Valentine, songwriter
“It was a pleasure having David along to our tour shows. Super easy to work with and what can we say about the live performance shots? We were blown away! He has a great eye for capturing the energy of a show. Highly recommend.”
– Joe Walsh, Ekko Park
“David is a wonderful photographer who has an amazing eye for detail. Working with him was a total pleasure – communication was great from the start and he is fantastic with directions. I’m delighted with my photographs which convey such mood and atmosphere. I can’t wait to work with David again!”
– Emily Currell, PhD student
“David created the most comfortable and friendly atmosphere on set. And the photos… wow. They were so Adriatic and professional – I honestly felt like a model! They were so incredible and high quality. But not only is he fantastic behind the camera, David is a genuine, kind and lovely person. I remember that day so vividly because it’s a wonderful memory!!”
– Lydia Gerrard, musical theatre actor
“David is a quintessential gentleman. I genuinely connected with him as a person, which made shooting such an easy and enjoyable experience. I am such a fan of his black and white photography!”
– Melody Basham, model
“I’ve worked with black and white picture photographer David on a couple of occasions, both street photography and on a bridal shoot. On each occasion I received outstanding pictures on the basis that he’s extremely easy and welcoming to work with, and has a natural creative flair. Likewise, when working in a group of other models, he is very efficient at organising us as a group, yet he is still personable. Whenever David is in London I would endeavour to meet up with him as I know that he will creative new photographic opportunities. I would definitely recommend him.”
– Natasha Bance, model
“We worked with David for our boutique music festival, the River Sounds Festival and he was an absolute pleasure to deal with and captured some incredible photos on the day. He also edited and posted to social media while working the event so we could re-share on the day and got the photos back to us super quickly after the event. I would definitely recommend David for any event, as for us he beautifully captured exactly what our event is about.”
– Sophie Temperton, festival organiser
“David is an absolute delight to shoot with. He is so incredibly kind, compassionate and professional. I always have such a lovely experience shooting with him, with such a wonderful outcome captured in the amazing photographs. They are truly magnificent! He’s my favourite photographer by far. It really is such a pleasure to shoot with him.”
– Georgie Mee, artist
“David of the Black and White Picture is one of my all time favourite photographers to work with in Tauranga and New Zealand. He has a natural talent when it comes to the camera, his work is brilliant and the process is so stress-free and quick. David has been a photographer for my bridal business over the last few years, shooting my designer bridal gowns in London, Auckland and Tauranga and will be my first choice in the future. Thank you, David, for all your incredible work and going the extra mile. I so value and appreciate all your efforts and the attention to detail! You are brilliant!”
– Nicky Hayward, bridal couture designer
“Many years ago I had a remarkable opportunity to work with this visionary black and white picture photographer! The way he captures emotions is beyond anything I seen & experienced! Strongly recommend.”
– Viktorija Overina, model
Into music photography? Perhaps head over to my photo essay: Lost in Music
How to contact me
I’m currently at home in Tauranga, New Zealand. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like black and white photography from me. Best wishes to you, wherever you are.
Tel: +64 274623126