ABOUT DAVID

 SELF-PORTRAIT, CEDERBERG MOUNTAINS, SOUTH AFRICA

SELF-PORTRAIT, CEDERBERG MOUNTAINS, SOUTH AFRICA


David Pickford is a writer, photographer, speaker, and creative consultant. 

 

David is an experienced climber and wilderness explorer, a widely published writer and photographer, and a frequent public speaker. His work has featured in numerous publications over the past fifteen years, and he is the author of two books. In 2013, his photographic book The Light Elsewhere: Encounters With The Elemental World received widespread critical acclaim. After the Crash and other stories, a collection of short fiction, was published in 2015 by Vertebrate Publishing. He also works as an independent creative consultant for small and medium-sized companies. His consultancy, Artemis Media Solutions, helps businesses solve problems by developing content, improving brand experiences, and enhancing their deployment of creative assets. Find out more about Artemis Media. 

Adventure plays a key role in David's life. He is a highly experienced and accomplished rock climber, and has climbed and travelled in more than sixty countries across six continents over the past twenty-five years. He was the editor-in-chief of Climb magazine for seven years, and has made numerous first ascents of difficult climbs around the world, from the sea cliffs of England and Wales to the high mountains of Asia and Africa. He continues to climb at a high level today, and explores wild places on foot, on skis, by mountain bike, and via stand-up paddle board (SUP). He is currently engaged in a long-term project to circumnavigate the entire coastline of Britain by SUP without the assistance of a support boat.

If you're interested in finding out more about David's work, or to enquire about a project or commission, you can contact us directly.

For stock photography, please visit David's page on Robert Harding World Imagery.


Further information about David's books: 

 

The Light Elsewhere: Encounters With The Elemental World

  "Aside from being beautiful, it is also thought-provoking, highly intelligent, and immensely cultured in ways we might not expect from a book dealing for the most part with the nomadic, physical culture of international rock climbing."   - Award-winning writer Jim Perrin reviewing  The Light Elsewhere: Encounters with the Elemental World

"Aside from being beautiful, it is also thought-provoking, highly intelligent, and immensely cultured in ways we might not expect from a book dealing for the most part with the nomadic, physical culture of international rock climbing."

- Award-winning writer Jim Perrin reviewing The Light Elsewhere: Encounters with the Elemental World


  "Tense, taut and elegantly-crafted stories that reminded me of Borges in places. Pickford's writing seems both achingly realistic and hauntingly surreal at the same time. The landscapes these stories are set in become brooding characters in the narratives. Pickford allows us to eavesdrop on lives poised between ultimate risk and some kind of reconciliation. This collection is a gripping read."   - Award winning British poet Helen Mort reviewing  After The Crash and other stories

"Tense, taut and elegantly-crafted stories that reminded me of Borges in places. Pickford's writing seems both achingly realistic and hauntingly surreal at the same time. The landscapes these stories are set in become brooding characters in the narratives. Pickford allows us to eavesdrop on lives poised between ultimate risk and some kind of reconciliation. This collection is a gripping read."

- Award winning British poet Helen Mort reviewing After The Crash and other stories