David Young has lived and worked in London, Sydney and for the past 20 years, in Byron Bay. He was
David Young has lived and worked in London, Sydney and for the past 20 years, in Byron Bay. He was formally trained in London and has over 25 years’ experience as a professional advertising, editorial and arts photographer. David is a master of his craft, with an enviable combination of pre and post production skills that enable him to tackle any job with a technical and creative proficiency.
David has developed an extensive regional client base that features The Byron at Byron Resort, Northern Rivers Tourism, Gaia Retreat, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Byron Shire Council, NBN Co, Bunnings, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Coca Cola Amatil, Norco, TAFE NSW, Utopia Advertising, North Coast Ad Agency, Thompson Adsett Architects, Madura Tea, Byron Bay Cookie Co. , Brookfarm, Byron Bay Tea Co., Byron United, Southern Cross University, SALT developments, Byron Bay Brewery, local councils, The Beach Suites, Byron Bay Resorts, NRCF, and many more.
David shoots for national lifestyle magazines which have included, House and Garden, Country Style, Vogue Living, Home Beautiful, Marie Claire, Belle, Interiors, Real Living, Inside Out, Gourmet Traveller, Delicious, Harpers Bazaar, Cleo, Good Weekend, Sunday Life, Coast, Womens Weekly, Womans Day, New Idea, She, GQ, Readers Digest, and Qantas and Virgin in-flight magazines.
His Sydney clients included CSR, Avon, Colgate Palmolive, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, The Meat Board, Johnson & Johnson, Gazebo Hotels, Olympus Cameras, Blackmores, Boral, the Liberal Party and many high-profile architectural firms and advertising agencies such as George Patterson, DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scali McCabe Sloves, McNaire Anderson and many others.
He has also freelanced for publishers such as ABC Books, Time, ACP, Murdoch, Harper Collins, Fairfax, Pan, Pacific Mags, Federal Publishing Co. and Readers Digest. He has also shot on a wide variety of books including the Womans Weekly Italian and Microwave Cookbooks; Family Circle Homemaker series; The Len Evans Cookbook; The Australian Kitchen series, and Margaret Fulton (for New Idea).
He co published and photographed The Byron Bay Cookbook.