David J. Thompson grew up with a camera in his hand as his father was a keen amateur photographer, with a darkroom in the family garage.
Since graduating from art school, Thompson has worked as a freelance photographer, and his work has featured across various publications including international editions of Vogue and The New York Times Magazine, and appears in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery London.
In his portrait images he explores the landscapes of his subjects' faces and bodies through a carefully structured photographic working process.
His photographic treatment although often digital, is grounded in his background of traditional and alternative darkroom work. Thompson's aesthetic approach is his own vision, but is deeply routed in the legacy of iconic portraiture.