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

2020 is going very well so far already busy with a few magazines wanting to feature some landscape photography - check my most recent project Taking the ice out of Iceland . 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.

 

A professional photographer details what he has been up to during lock down - personal project digitising old images

Personal project - scanning 35mm slides

I've just started a personal project that I have been meaning to for years. Digitising and scanning a massive box of old 35mm slides that I inherited from my late mother. Read more...

Pro Liverpool photographer documents the empty city centre streets on a bright sunny day in April 2020

Empty streets of Liverpool under lock down

I spent a few hours wandering the streets of Liverpool the other, documenting our strange times ... Read more...

First in a series of random images from the mean streets of the UK - starting in that there London. Images by Liverpool based pro photographer David J Colbran

Random Street Photography

First in a series of random images from the mean streets of the UK - starting in that there London Read more...

"David designed the website for a new company I've started with colleagues. He produced an excellent website for a very reasonable price, had great ideas and was easy and pleasant to deal with throughout. He responded very quickly to our requests and I would strongly recommend him."

 

Andy McLean

Director at First Call Partners

Responsive web design in Liverpool - image example

I'm always on the look out for new collaborations