Who I am

Photo by Joanne Murphy
Photo by Joanne Murphy

David Robert Murphy


Weddings, Portraits, Business

Based in Charlbury Oxfordshire England on the edge of the Cotswolds.

I am a full time Photographer covering weddings, parties, festivals and

events in the Cotswolds and beyond.


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 FarmersThe 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.


    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 flickr or YouPic.



Recent Credits  

(Alphabetical Order)

Beating Retreat Programme - Horse Guards

Classical Spectacular Programme

Oxford Music Scene

Riverside Festival

The Stage - Edinburgh Fringe Festival



Favourite quotes:

"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 -


 -Dave Lister-

'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!

-Robert Burns-




Wedding Photography


David R Murphy


Drumstudio Photography

Weddings, Portraits, Business

Based in Charlbury Oxfordshire England on the edge of the Cotswolds.

When originally set up this website was a way for my friends to view the photos taken at events primarily in North West Oxfordshire. The name Drumstudio is derived from my initials D.R.M. and photography studio, the u was just added to make it sound more musical as most of the photos featured local bands. Since then times have changed and so has the website, as time has gone on the photos have  become much more diverse. Having gone full time  in 2013, it is now host to a wide range of images; flora and fauna, landscapes, architecture, events and weddings.

Drumstudio services are available to all. Interested? Then go to the photographic services page for costs.