The month we shine the spotlight on David Baker, a talented f11 Member who lost his photography, then found it again after a life-changing accident. Meet David Baker. Or rather, meet Rapha, his 100% pure crazy border collie who likes to pose. He (Rapha, that is) has learnt the word photo means it’s time to stand looking perky in a stream, or on the nearest rock with a stunning backdrop behind. They make quite a team, with the result that David’s images of Rapha are the best pet pictures I have ever seen. But David’s story is far more then that of an f11 Member who likes to photograph his dog. It’s a tale, yet again, of how positive an influence photography can be when life takes a turn for the worse. Which is why I like doing these f11 Spotlights so much; our f11s are interesting people.
If you’ve already watched the Video Tutorial (Where to Focus?) in this issue the bloke I’m talking to off camera is David Baker, who has become our go-to f11 Video Cameraman. Together we’re learning the art of film making, by trial and error really. Hopefully you’ll have noticed our videos are steadily getting more polished, in which case David can take much of the credit. But actually, I’ve known David 12 years now, ever since he came to our “Waiting for the Light” Exhibition at the Oxo Gallery in 2008.
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