David Nicholls was born and raised in London, England, and in his young days was introduced to the joys of taking and printing photos (usually the family vacation snaps!) by his dad.
As he grew older, he developed an interest in historic buildings, which he recorded on an Olympus OM1 camera with Kodachrome 64 slide film. At this point, David’s photography was mainly documentary rather than expressions of artistic intent.
In the early ’80’s David took up the art of calligraphy, and so it befell that in 1984 at a calligraphy summer school in the English Midlands, he met a fellow student, Laura, who was visiting from the US. She became the love of his life, and in 1989 they married and settled here in Cornwall. At that point, David’s photographic efforts were still focused on recording the sights experienced on annual visits back to the UK.
By 2004, while his trusty OM1 was still going strong, David decided to go digital with the purchase of a Nikon D70 SLR. The digital medium has opened the doors to creative processing, and he likes to think that his work has become more interesting as a result.
Now both retired from full-time employment (yay!!), David and Laura continue to enjoy their European visits and jaunts along the east coast of the US. Laura is always sure to take her knitting with her to while away the time taken for her nearest and dearest to achieve that perfectly composed photo!