Quick Shooter 2014 Interview

With 2014 rapidly winding up, our forums weekly competition Quick Shooter has finished for another year. The final winner is our very talented member David Gordon, we asked him a few questions to learn a bit more about his photography.


  • How long have you been a keen photographer, and what got you started?

My father use to be a press photographer for the Christchurch Star – long before I was a twinkle in his eye. When I was about 8 years old he built a dark room in the back of our house and I started by mucking around in there. He had an old and very heavy Leica that I use to grab from time to time – I’ve now had a camera in my hand for over 40 years.

  • What is the biggest inspiration for your photography?

Probably around the time I first joined the original Photo Art Gallery I started to see photography as an art form. Whilst I still like to take the traditional landscape and wildlife photos I really do push myself to creative artistically. So my inspiration is trying to find something beautiful, or colourful in an ever day scene that other just don’t see – until they see what I’ve taken. I don’t believe in over processing photos so I try to capture the art inside the camera then maybe “Tweak” it on the computer (don’t even have a copy of Photoshop or light room).

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  • Have you found Quick Shooter useful over the past year?

I have always loved Quick Shooters – been entering for quite a few years now. I hang out for Friday to see what the topic will be. Before I even leave work on Friday I’ve got ideas floating about my head as to how I will try to interpret the theme. Some of my best works (and biggest sellers) have come from trying to be inventive with Quick Shooters. So – yes, very useful!!!

  • Where can we see your work?





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