Second volume in the Scottish Photographic Artists series, where David Williams provides a vivid biographical account of his creative development, identifying pivotal influences including an abiding, evolving interest in nonduality. He outlines key moments in a calling that saw him propelled from a career as a musician, to a vocation as an acclaimed photographic artist. Williams' essay is complemented by an appreciation of his work by Tom Normand, the photo-historian and author of 'Scottish Photography - a history'. Academic and critical comments on his work expand the appreciation of Williams' oeuvre.
A glorious gallery of photographs and photographic projects, allows you to step inside Williams' world and to appreciate its complexity and passion. This beautiful book is full of creative imaginings and philosophical meditations that will reward repeated visits.
David Williams is an Edinburgh-based photographic artist. He was Head of Photography at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. He retired from ECA in 2017. Prior to becoming involved in photography, he was a professional musician and songwriter, employed by Ringo Starr's publishing house. Williams' intensely lyrical, visually captivating work is exhibited internationally. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, such as the BBC '150 Years of Photography' award. He was also nominated for the highly prestigious 'Kyoto Prize (Arts and Philosophy)', in Japan.