David Robert Murphy
Based in Charlbury Oxfordshire England on the edge of the Cotswolds. Photography has been a hobby of mine for many years. I had a spell of working as a professional but due to lack of demand for my services, it went back to being just a hobby. I still go out and take photos at festivals, events and the British Countryside but now just for my own amusement.
I grew up in Chadlington and moved around the Evenlode valley finally settling in Charlbury in 1992. Over the years I have had many hobbies like scale modeling, fishing and hiking. I have belonged to many clubs and societies like the Young Farmers, The Sealed Knot Society and Charlbury's very own C.A.D.S. but the one thing that has been a constant passion of mine is photography.
A lot people ask "How did I get into photography?" Well, in the summer of 1976 I got my first camera, a Kodak 'Brownie' Vecta (a hand me
down), from then on I was hooked on photography. On my 18th Birthday I was given an Olympus OM10 35mm S.L.R. which was my faithful companion for 20 or so years. Over time
I gathered more lens, camera bodies and equipment but more importantly lots of experience, photographing weddings, parties and the local landscape.
Then in 2003 I went digital. I bought a small digital compact, being reluctant to give up my 35mm film. After a few months it became clear to me that digital was the future (but I still kept my film cameras including my little Vecta) so I decided to buy a digital S.L.R. I finally settled on a Cannon EOS 400D. A nice little camera with the versatility of a larger S.L.R. From then on I never looked back. Over the years I have built a huge portfolio which you can view on 500PX, flickr or YouPic.
"Listen to many, speak to a few."
- William Shakespeare -
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink, because when they get up in the morning that's the best the're gonna feel all day!."
- Dean Martin -
'O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us, An' foolish notion:
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, An' ev'n devotion!