David Mapletoft

Joined November 2007

David has been taking photos for over 40 years. / He has a extensive experience as an educator in various fields, including teaching...

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I have been taking photographs since the age of 4, when I used to climb into my parents cupboard, take down the camera, and pretend I was taking photos (no film in camera).

Photography is my passion. I take photographs because it gives me pleasure. The pleasure of getting out into the beautiful landscape; the pleasure of teaching people how to take better photos.

“I think everything can be painted because painting can change reality; but everything cannot be photographed and the photographer often comes home empty-handed, with images which (often) have a documentary interest, but which rarely go further than that. One has to be completely available, very tenacious and admit that many subjects won’t give any results… and a miracle sometimes happens, without warning.”
Martine Franck

2017 – Saatchi Gallery London: “Selfies” exhibition. 5 photos accepted and displayed.
2015 – 5 entires accepted into 2015 Canon Light Awards
2012-14: Teaching photography in Paris
2012: Exhibited by invitation only – ‘AddOn’ exhibition, Sydney, Australia
2012: Exhibited at ‘In L’akesh’ art space, Katoomba
2012: Nepean Hospital, Penrith
2012: Photography classes, Blue Mountains and France
2012: Wedding photography
2012: Photojournalist photography – ‘Blueberry’ magazine, Katoomba
2010: Event Horizon Gallery, Katoomba
2009-11: The Edge Cinema, Katoomba – Blue Mountains Artist Company Exhibitions
2009-11: Nepean Hospital, Penrith; The Gallery Café, Bilpin; Aroma Café, Springwood; and DMF Emporium and Café, Warrimoo.
2009-11: Springwood Art Show
2008: ‘Female by Nature’ exhibition, Braemar Gallery, Springwood
2008: Exhibited Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2005-11: Director of Photography classes, Blue Mountains

Photography for me is a passion, an obsession, a way of life.

Photography is a method whereby I can find joy for myself, and share this joy with others.

It takes me into a world of creative possibilities.

It is the tool by which I express myself.

If you like my photos please buy – and help me survive my current life in France.

All images displayed are subject to copyright as owned by the photographer. Use of any image for any purpose without the prior written permission of the individual photographer is a breach of law and may result in legal action © 2010

  • Age: 59
  • Joined: November 2007
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