Personal projects

Like all photographers I have a number of completed and ongoing personal projects. My main interest over the last few years has been social issues and how they manifest themselves via protests. I've been covering UK Uncut actions and documenting direct action, student demonstrations and protests for a number of years. Most recently was the Bank of Love protest and occupation here in Liverpool. I've got a large collection of protest photography on my Tumblr blog. Quite a few images have been licenced and used in national and international press and I also exhibited a selection as part of Look 11 Festival . Finally I am working with a number of academics doing research into evolving street protests and their photography and have presented my work and experiences in a module called Photography and Protest at Liverpool John Moores University.

Another on-going area of my work is coverage of world music events and festivals and am represented by several specialist image libraries. Obviously if you have an interesting event, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Again loads of music photography on my Tumblr.

Also I love street art and try to document it on my travels - again my Tumblr is the best place to see my graffiti and stencil photography

2019 is going very well so far. I've been busy and contuning some long term projects. But of course, please get in touch, if you thing we can work together on something interesting - always open to new ideas !

Finally, away from all the events that I work at, I try to find some time to venture out into the countryside and look for the perfect trees to photograph. Indeed it's been a little project over the last few years, capturing trees against a minimal landscape.

 

Documentary photography featured in a photographers exhibition in Liverpool, Merseyside.

Photography exhibition - Hidden Liverpool

My work has been selected to be part of Hidden Liverpool's photography exhibition, which runs until 1st December at The Old Blind School, Hardman Street. Read more...

Presentation and lecture to University students about photography and protests by professional photographer David J Colbran

Photography and protests

A presentation and lecture to University students about my experiences as a photographer at demonstrations and protests Read more...

Documentary photography project by Liverpool photographer - Copperas Hill the old postal sorting office

Urban archaeology at Copperas Hill a blog post

A documentary piece of work examining an unseen urban experience in one of Liverpool’s iconic buildings. It looks at an emptiness left after humans have departed; the waste, graffiti, the obscure messages and attempts to tell the story of a building from the inside out. Read more...

"I have employed David for conferences, presentations, social engagements, marketing materials, open days, portrait shots, official document signings amongst many others. David has always been amenable to our sometimes short notice and has delivered our photos in a quick time frame as agreed and sometimes much quicker depending on our needs. He has always been very helpful, he follows and delivers on the brief and is able to give additional value to jobs with minimal briefs. I am more than happy to recommend David and he will no doubt deliver the same quality he provides us."

 

Michael Humphreys

Development Officer at Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool photographer - image example for a University client

I'm always on the look out for new collaborations