David Ridgway has had a lifelong passion for photography which had remained as a hobby for over 20 years. However, encouraged by those around him, in recent years, David has started to professionally exhibit his work.
David's photography began with architectural and landscape themes, but now specialises in portraiture. His new work 'Who's in Blues', celebrates the lives and careers of ‘Old Shirburnians’, in traditional blue uniform, linking their attendance at Sherborne school with their diverse achievements. Hugh Bonneville, Charlie Cox, Black Rod, Tom Bradby (ITN), Simon McCoy (BBC), Sir Richard Eyre and Maj Gen Patrick Cordingley are just a few of the many successful and famous names that form this wonderful collection.
2012 saw David’s portraits in the final judging round of the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photography Prize for the third successive year.
His most recent photographic project has been for a forthcoming book on the Great War, in which his highly artistic and evocative style has offered a deeply emotional link to a narrative of personal journeys of British soldiers and those waiting at home.
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