Profile: Scottish photographer David Eustace

Photographer's work can be found in newly reopened Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Profile: Scottish photographer David Eustace

John Byrne photographed by David Eustace. Photograph from Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Photographer David Eustace may not yet be a household name, but with the recently reopened Scottish National Portrait Gallery, featuring several samples of his work, now seems as good a time as any to get further acquainted with this particular Scottish photographer and his work.

Although having recently taken a step into the public eye, emerging from behind his camera as the face of the new Panasonic Lumix G3 advert, it’s not until you browse his back catalogue that you realise that Eustace’s photography has been appearing around us for some time now.

David has been the photographer behind campaigns for Anthropologie for years, and his lengthy and impressive client list includes Visit Scotland, Sophia Loren and a Stephen Fry book cover, with Eustace shifting from photographer to director and back again.

His portraiture has also earned him the reputation as a ‘photographers’ photographer’. His images of iconic individuals including Dame Judy Dench, John Byrne and Sir Paul McCartney typify the easy intimacy of his style.

Not bad for a relative latecomer to his current profession, with an employment history that includes several years as a prison officer at HMP Barlinnie. Eustace studied photography at Edinburgh Napier University, where his talent and work ethic were soon spotted, and where he was recently awarded an honorary degree for his international success in the photography industry.

Alongside his portraits of fellow Scots John Byrne and actor Brian Cox found in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, David’s work can also be found in the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art and the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Elsewhere on the web

Yosemite Park through the eyes of David Eustace -- Panasonic Lumix G3

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