David Boam

Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Creativity has always been of central importance of my life. As a photographer I started many years ago working in film, then had a long break until recently. I avidly absorb the different genres of photography as a conceptual art, studying its exponents and their work. I am drawn towards monochrome – portraiture, landscapes, architecture and street photography, but also performance – musical and dance. I focus on the really important elements of an image – light, dark and composition, and I am happiest when these can be reduced to the most minimal components. Photography has opened my eyes to other visual arts, changing the way I perceive my world and react to it emotionally. I try to convey this in my work.

Last year I was awarded second place in the Urban View category of UK Landscape Photographer of the Year. Over the last five years I have won awards from the Society of International Travel and Tourism Photography, the SWPP and Daily Telegraph. My images have been exhibited in the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival twice in a row and published in the Daily Telegraph, Eye Photo Magazine, Digital Camera and Vintage Life Magazine.