NUJ Photographer in Liverpool, Merseyside, working across the North West

NUJ Member in Merseyside - experienced pro photographer

I have been a member of the NUJ - The National Union of Journalists - since 2010 and hold a current UK Press Card. I am based in Wavertree, central Liverpool and work across Merseyside and the North West of England. But of course I can, and have done in the past, worked further afield. Indeed with the improved train times to London, I can cover events in the capital easily.

I hold comprehensive professional indemnity & public liability insurance. So we are both covered if a visitor trips on my camera bag, or some other accident !

And of course, I have loads of experience working with trade unions, including the RMT, Unison and Unite, as well as with the TUC on a recent visit to Liverpool.

I am listed here on the NUJ Freelance Directory as a North West freelance photographer. So obviously if you something coming up, that needs a card carrying professional, get in touch.

TUC visit to factory in Liverpool

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David is one of the Liverpool photographers undertaking documentary photography projects - this looks at energy sites and wildlife implications.

Photo project around energy sites

A few years ago I started a project about energy sites and power stations in the UK, examining the boundaries of these sites and impact either side on the natural environment. Read more...

Liverpool photographer reviews photography in 2020

Photographers Review of 2020

2020 has been a year we will never forget but I have renewed hope that the future will be stronger than ever for me and my business. Read more...

Liverpool photographer David J Colbran ongoing project photographing leaves with a macro lens and making leaf skeletons project

Leaf skeleton art

Finding leaf skeletons in the woods out and about is fairly rare. I have a couple but thought I'd have a go and making some of my own. Read more...

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Initially the low-level radioactive waste was put in clay lined trenches, similar to land fill techniques. As late as 2007 techniques changed - vaults were created and waste compressed and added to containers. Recent planning permission means that the site will be used well into the next century, with a closure date of approximately 2130. The site also has shared usage with the Ministry of Defence for naval gun testing towards the sea.


As the site here has been closed to the public since the Second World War, it will be close to 200 hundred years that the wildlife has remained untouched. Obviously there remains tons of low level waste in the ground and still a level of pollution from when it was home to a Royal Ordnance Factory. But still a really interesting ecosystem that hasn’t been researched - or not that I have discovered anyway.

The land around the site is fairly typical Cumbrian coastland, moors and waterlands. The site is set back from the coast - I guess as a protection against erosion. And this strip is now grazing land.

Loads of wildflowers all around this particular Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR). And at dusk a badger crossed my path, about 10 metres away - unfortunately it was too quick for me and disappeared before I could take a photo.

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"I have employed David many times over the years, principally as a music conference and high profile event photographer. He is always easy to work with, has a strong sense of what style is needed for each project and brings back results on deadline. He is skilled, experienced and understands visual language and lighting. Additionally, David often helps secure additional PR and media coverage."

 

Simon Green

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