About the Artist

I am an Australian born Photographer and Director who grew up painting and creating until picking up my first camera and falling in love many years ago.

In my 18 year professional career I have had the privilege to travel and live all over the world throughout Europe, US, Asia and Australia. My editorial work has been published in and on the covers of magazines such as  Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Black & White, Poster, Cream, Noise, Prestige, Cult of Cool, Movex, i-Mag

WestEast, Female, LookBook, BOX, Oyster and many more. 

My personal work which I conceptualise,


storyboard and both Creative and art direct


attracted the interest of Advertising agencies


around the globe.


I have been privileged to collaborate with


amazing creatives and work with some of my


dream brands on Advertising campaigns for


Nike, Levis, Sony, Motorola, Moet & Chandon,


Mitsubishi, Durex and the Venetian Hotel.

I started Directing film 12 years ago and have directed music videos for no.1 artists for Sony BMG (Australia) and MGM (USA) as well as short films for Sorella lingerie and FOMO land group in 4K.

I conceptualise and art direct all my personal projects and love collaborating with Creatives on others. I do all my own photoshop, editing  and colour grading using Adobe Premiere and have acted as both DOP and Director on many film projects.

In 2011 I  invested in setting up and

designing a 450 sq metre studio in Bali in from

the ground up converting an old garment

factory into an international state of the art

photography and film studio.


It incorporates a dual white and black cyclorama


studios, hair and makeup room and client chill


area and editing facilities in house.

It was great to find young talented Indonesian


assistants and train them to use Profoto lighting


and Capture one and shoot with my Hasselblad


medium format 503cw and Leaf back which they


had never seen. Over the past 9 years I taught


and encouraged them to shoot and learn


photoshop and some have moved on to go solo


which is very satisfying but the original


assistant Theo is now the Studio manager/ and



product photographer and a skilled retoucher


and runs things when I am away. 

I am happiest creating art and also design and build custom motorbikes and japanese style furniture.

I am currently based in Sydney  and in my free time indulge my other passions... Surfing, Painting, music and riding Horses and Motorbikes.

David Murrell





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