David is married to Brenda, his business partner, and they
have one son, Keir.
David Russell has been a photographer since he was eight years old, when he saved
up for and bought his first Box Brownie. He built his first darkroom at the age
of 12, and was his high schoolís events photographer for his senior years.
At Canterbury University, where he studied Fine Arts, David worked as a
professional photographer at Leicagraph Studio, photographing weddings and events.
He also ran their lab to turn out quality prints for their thousands of
clients. Epsom Training College was an opportunity to develop Audio Visual
skills, and then into a teaching career that involved art craft and design, but
with a huge emphasis on photography.
David wrote the NZQA unit standards for photography and photo processing in the
90ís, and the one year Professional Photography course he designed in
conjunction with the industry saw many quality photographers enter the
David decided that his passion for photography was too strong, and established
Southern Exposures Photography in 2000. The business has been fully digital
He photographs a huge range of events, places and subject matter, treating
everything with his artistís eye, and an enquiring mind. His experience includes
almost every facet of photography, and this to him offers the ever changing
challenges of a fascinating job.
As well, he is a prolific writer, and has articles published on a regular basis.
In all of his photography work he expertly focuses on his clients needs, and
fully meets their requirements in a friendly, creative and timely manner.