About David Osborn Photography, London, UK

David Osborn Photography, London, England

About David Osborn Photography

37 Years of Professional Experience. 18 Years Photoshop Experience. 6 Years Teaching Workshops.

First Class BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design, Camberwell School of Art, London. After university, taken on with Reuters News Agency in London. Eventually working full time, often working seven days a week. This was a multi-skilled job, news photographer, picture editor and picture desk manager. Film processing and printing, caption writing, wire transmission and planning event coverage. I worked for every national paper in Fleet Street, London and also AP and AFP. Through regular London embassy work, a set of my images are in the archives of the Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, London, marking the 600th anniversary of the Treaty of Windsor..

After London, I began work in Asia photographing color photo-stories for about a year to push myself up to the next level. I then spent six months in the jungles of Mindanao, Philippines covering the Muslim fight for independence; covering both sides of the insurgency. I then moved to Sydney, Australia in 1990 and then worked on The Australian Newspaper, followed by setting up a photographic studio in Sydney, shooting corporate work and annual reports for electronic companies. Returned to London in 2000 and began shooting Airports and Ports around the world for a publishing company, then BAA who owned London’s Heathrow Airport.

Feature photograph top: Studio photograph of sewer pipes for annual report.

David Osborn Photography, London, England

Hard News Photography

Reuters News Agency in London followed by Sydney and Manila, also shooting many assignments for AP (London), AFP (London & Sydney) and the Press Association (PA) in London. Newspapers assignments for The Independent, The London Times, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sun, The Daily Mail, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian (one year full time) and many Scandinavian newspapers. Picture Editor for Reuter News Pictures (London) and The Australian Newspaper. Overseas work for the Photo Agency, Gamma (Paris). Full time job offers from Black Star Agency (New York).

My news assignments have included: The Royal Family and Princess Diana over 100 times, 5 Prime Ministers, 17 Foreign Ministers, 11 Heads of States, 6 Presidents, 1 Ex-President, 3 Kings and an Ex-King. I had to cover everything required from important funerals to 2 Riots and a Royal wedding. General events and sport such as London Auctions, Portraits, Tennis, Boxing, London Fashion Week, an Oil Rig Disaster in the North Sea, Kings Cross Station Disaster, IRA Christmas Bombing, Harrods Bombing. Personalities and bands like Michael Jackson, Wham, Queen, Terry Waite, Oliver Tambo, and Benazir Bhutto. Angolan Peace Talks, a great many Embassy jobs, Band Aid, Film Awards, Ballets.

Hard News Photography

David Osborn Photography, London, England

Corporate Photography

My advertising & PR work was for companies such as Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy & Mather, Valin Pollen and direct clients included Alcatel, Nortel, GE (General Electrics), Phillips, British Telecom, Omega Watches, ICI, Balfour Beatty, BP, Shell Oil, Royal Institute of British Architects, Austin Rover, Cadbury, Schweppes, Pearl Assurance, Savills, BAA, Laing O’Rourke and Graphic Designers working on Annual Reports. Director portraits literally in the thousands over the years. Construction project photographer for One Hyde Park, London. Blocks of apartments just down the road from Harrods department store in Knightsbridge. The most expensive apartments in the world, a project worth £1.15 billion.

£4 billion Heathrow Terminal 5 Project – Chief photographer for six years on the biggest construction project in Europe at the time; documenting the construction of Heathrow Airports newest terminal building, Terminal 5 from muddy field to its opening by the Queen. My duties were to research and plan the all photographic coverage for the whole project, then photograph all key stages and the major developments to create a large archive of photographs for the future; by handing in over 30,000 annual report quality images. Sole responsibility for main Terminal 5 building, all airfield and taxi-way construction and tunnel construction for the Heathrow Express and underground trains.

Corporate Photography

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