David Simmonds Photographer | About

Making a difference and being a contribution to my community are two things at the heart of who I am. So as a photographer I don't feel I've done my job properly unless the images I create make a real difference for my clients. Whether that's making fresh images to energise and lift your brand presence, or making portraits that show the genuine warmth, energy and talents of you and your people, it's all about telling your story in a visual way. After all, they say a picture's worth a thousand words! And in this era of image saturation across all media platforms, it's important that your images rise above the rest and attract your clients and customers attention, inspiring them to engage with you. 

Drawing on long experience as a professional photographer, I'm always looking for that different "point of view". My clients often call on me when they have a tricky subject which is difficult to photograph because they know they can rely on my to deliver something exciting.

Diversity is a real strength of mine. My services cover people, portraiture, business, corporate, annual reports, industry, agriculture, architecture (exteriors/interiors), the built environment, aerials & high places, food, landscapes and still life. You can also choose images from my stock image library. Along with my wife and business partner, Sandra, we look after all your needs, from initial concept and brief to delivering your finished files, so you can focus on what you do best. 

My fine art photographs also hang in various private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. I love the creativity of creating a new specially commissioned work for a client, but I also just love creating interesting and beautiful images so I have a collection already available for you to choose from if you are looking for something special for your home or office wall. 

I'm an Accredited Professional Photographer of AIPP (The Australian Institute of Professional Photographers) and ACMP (Australian Commercial & Magazine Photographers). I currently serve on the AIPP Victorian Council, the ACMP National Council and mentor in the AIPP Mentor Programme. It's also been a very rewarding experience being a volunteer photographer working for the AIPP Reflections Project. Along with many other AIPP photographers we've been taking beautiful portraits of all surviving WWII veterans in Australia. The portraits will become a commemorative book and be given to the Australian War Memorial for their archives.

On the home front I'm a CFA Volunteer in my local community, and follow my other passions for all things creative, gardening and tree growing.