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.
CONTACT ME DIRECTLY
EMAIL : DAVIDMURRELLSTUDIO@GMAIL@COM
UNIT 3/ 50-54 BAYSWATER RD RUSHCUTTERS BAY 2011 NSW AUSTRALIA
TELEPHONE : +61(0)477717413