David K. Shields has been travelling the world for the past 20 years, the last 15 of which have been devoted to the pursuit of the best image. Having worked for many of the top magazines worldwide, including Vogue Homme International (Fr and Jp), French Vogue, Crash (Fr), Dazed and Confused (UK and Australia), Japanese GQ and Commons & Sense (Jp), German GQ and GQ Style, Russian Tatler, Italian Marie Claire, and Black Magazine (NZ) – David is one of New Zealand’s most successful fashion photographers.
While continuing to pursue an extension of his vision through more arts driven personal work, he has extended his reach to include the creation of a commercial business venture, the sum parts of which are designed to deliver with the same “eye for the moment”. With a firm belief that the best will be achieved working in conjunction with other specialists in related fields, he is enjoying both the challenge, and the interaction with friends and colleagues.
You will also find housed here, a selection of editorial, advertising and portraiture assignments, and links to social media which document some of the other steps along the way – a journey is best shared with others I think, it gives rise to questions, and better still illumination.