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Exposure: David Collier

Discover underwater artistic photography through David Collier's lens.

Lexy Savvides
Lexy is an on-air presenter and award-winning producer who covers consumer tech, including the latest smartphones, wearables and emerging trends like assistive robotics. She's won two Gold Telly Awards for her video series Beta Test. Prior to her career at CNET, she was a magazine editor, radio announcer and DJ. Lexy is based in San Francisco.
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Barcelona ATM

David Collier

(Credit: David Collier)

Photographer: David Collier

Speciality: film, underwater, street

Biography: David is a self-taught photographer, having taken up the hobby four years ago when he first bought some Nikon gear. He has travelled a fair amount over the past few years, which has let him shoot in a variety situations and countries.

In his day job, David is immersed in visual material as a print producer in the advertising industry. His work also involves art buying of stock and campaign photography. Using film cameras (35mm and 120 format), David has had his work published in several magazines and had his first solo exhibition this year. He is currently concentrating on personal projects rather than commercial work.

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Nikon D80, EF 50mm f/1.4, EF 24-70 f/2.8, EF 17-40 f/4, a variety of 35mm film compacts (Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Olympus OM1, Mamiya), Fuji 645 Pro, Mamiya RB67, Voigtlander Perkeo (1951) 120 format camera, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Video interview

More of David's work can be seen on his Flickr, Tumblr and Facebook pages.

Taken just near our apartment in Barcelona, Spain, late at night.

Exposure: Nikon D80, 1/250, f/5.6, ISO 400

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Bondi

A frame from my Bondi underwater series.

Exposure: Nikonos V with Nikkor 35mm, 1/125, f/16, ISO 400 Kodak Portra film

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Bondi

A frame from my Bondi underwater series.

Exposure: Nikonos V with Nikkor 35mm, 1/125, f/16, ISO 400 Kodak Portra film

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Bondi

A frame from my Bondi underwater series.

Exposure: Nikonos V with Nikkor 35mm, 1/250, f/16, ISO 400 Kodak Portra film

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Bordeaux Chair

Walking the streets of Bordeaux, France, early one morning

Exposure: Nikon D80, 1/200, f/6.3, ISO 400

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Cairns pool

Taken recently in Cairns, Queensland. I like the way the pool works with the ocean.

Exposure: Voightlander Perkeo II, 1/200, f/11, ISO 100 Fuji Neopan film

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Capetrib

One of the last quiet places in Australia, where the rainforest meets the reef. Such a great place to go.

Exposure: Nikonos V with Nikkor 35mm, 1/125, f/16, ISO 400 Kodak Portra film

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Coogee swimmers

At Coogee Beach in Sydney.

Exposure: Nikon D80, 1/500, f/9.3, ISO 400

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Hoi Ann Hero

Hoi Ann, Vietnam, early morning near the fish markets, and not another tourist in sight.

Exposure: Nikon D80, 1/125, f/11, ISO 400

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Japanese man

I had a great chat to this man in Cairns, Queensland, before taking this photo.

Exposure: Voightlander Perkeo II, 1/100, f/5.6, ISO 100 Fuji Neopan film

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Legian ladies

Afternoon beach sellers in Legian, Bali.

Exposure: Canon 5D Mark II, 1/500, f/9, ISO 320

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LP dance

I also filmed this local b-boys group in Luang Prabang, Laos, as well as taking a few shots. We had a great afternoon with these talented people.

Exposure: Olympus OM1, 1/125, f/5.6, ISO 3200 Kodak T Max film

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Mariah Lew

My niece and her boyfriend, waiting at our bus stop.

Exposure: Olympus OM1, 1/125, f/5.6

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Michael, Bondi

It was nice to meet this kind homeless man near where I was staying.

Exposure: Canon 5D Mark II, 1/250, f/5.6, ISO 320

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Newtown lady

A street lady in Newtown, Sydney.

Exposure: Olympus OM1, 1/500, f/11

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Oxford Street, Mardi Gras

The day after the Sydney Mardi Gras is when I went to shoot. I started at 6am to photograph the aftermath, which seemed more interesting to me.

Exposure: Olympus OM1, 1/1000, f/16

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Silom road lady

Exposure: Canon 5D Mark II, 1/250, f/11, ISO 320

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Sunshine

An old friend of mine, Grant "Sunshine", a local surfer from where I live.

Exposure: Olympus OM1, 1/1000, f/16.

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