David Ballam (1978) is a contemporary South African photographer based in Johannesburg.
He graduated from Rhodes University with an honours degree in Fine Art Photography (BAFA). His early apprenticeship to both national and international photographers inspired a passion for travel and the African continent.
In 2013 David focused his attention solely on his personal infatuation with the African landscape and the people that inhabit it. Intrigued by different cultures and customs he is enthralled by the unexpected. “One of the ironic beauties of travel in Africa is that one has to be prepared for any and all possibilities yet fortunately there are no certainties”.Through a process of visual editing whilst photographing David attempts to capture the essence of a subject or environment. His goal is to share with the viewer a still moment, a single beat in a cacophony of drums.