about David ...

David Roberts was born in the United States. He has earned a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Theology. He emigrated to Canada in 1986 and then to Australia in 2000. Ten years were spent living in a remote region of northern Canada doing linguistic work with a North American Native Group. His adventures include spending 9 weeks north of the Arctic Circle on a solo expedition in wilderness and making a photographic journey down the Yarra River in a canoe for a month.

Since 2000 he has been exploring Australia and its people through the lenses of his cameras. David photographs things for what they are and for what else they may be - always attempting to find a deeper expression and meaning through photography.

His work is held in public institutions in Australia including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Victoria among others.


artist statement

Making photographs is, for me, a passion and a way of exploring my world. View cameras, particularly very large ones, provide the technical underpinnings that support the meditative approach these cameras both encourage and demand.

Camerawork invokes the trinity of camera, subject and photographer. In moments of extreme grace these three elements converge and flow into one thing. Then, in suspended time, a vision can be realised that sees beyond the surface and connects to something greater - even deeper. This is the time when exploration becomes discovery and passion transubstantiates into a photograph.

David Roberts September 2010

David with 20x24 camera


gallery representation

Sydney Australia - point light gallery 4/50 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 (contact: Gordon & Lyndell Undy +612 9281 6615 or gallery@pointlight.com.au)

Victoria - gold street studios 700 James Lane, Trentham East, Victoria (contact: Ellie Young +613 5424 1835 or goldstreet@goldstreetstudios.com.au)



david roberts works and lives in Victoria, Australia

available for public and private commissions, private tuition and speaking engagements

contact: david@camerawork.com.au