David Stewart is an advertising and art photographer/director who has shaped the visual industry with an evolving portfolio of timeless artworks. Bringing influences from the North, where he started out shooting the tourists on Morecambe promenade, today he lives and works in London.

Fascinated by the way people interact, David’s work often recreates his own personal observations, depicting odd characters within surreal moments. Visual punch lines are woven into the fabric of the reality he creates, and although reality is the starting point, it is not the actual point in most of his work. Humorous and at times controversial, each project informs the next, plotting a path into an unexplored subject matter.

David’s work is recognised internationally, he has won the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and received a BAFTA nomination for his short film Cabbage amongst other accolades.

Publications include; Fogeys, Thrice Removed, Teenage Pre-Occupation, and Paid Content, which was launched as part of a landmark solo exhibition for in 2018 and uses the setting of the advertising agency to explore the changing face of workplace culture.

Clients to date include; Absolut, Amazon Prime, American Express, BT Sport, Channel 4, Gillette, ITV, Landrover and the National Theatre.  


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David Stewart