David Montgomery is a celebrated award-winning international photographer. Heralded by Q Magazine in their recent special edition on Psychedelia as having produced some of the most iconic images of the sixties, he is internationally renowned as one of the most legendary photographers of all time. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he attended photography courses run by Alexi Brodevitch and worked for the award-winning photographer Lester Bookbinder for four years, following Bookbinder to England in the early 1960’s. David fell in love with the soft, romantic English light and took up residence in London, where he continues to live with his family.
David is internationally known as a portrait photographer of high profile statesmen and celebrities. Among some of his previous sitters are: HM Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen Mother, Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, Lord Mountbatten, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Lord Hume, Edward Heath, Jack Straw, Bill Clinton, Pierre Trudeau, HM King Hussein, Cardinal Basil Hume, Andy Warhol, Lucien Freud, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Howard Hodgkin, Josef Bouys, Bill Brant, Gilbert & George, Conrad Shawcross, Cathy de-Monchaux, Grayson Perry, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Jean Shrimpton, Terence Stamp, Professor Stephen Hawking, Alfred Hitchcock, Muhammad Ali, Bing Crosby, Sir Paul McCartney, Chrissy Hinde, Pierce Brosnan, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Barbara Streisand, The Clash, U2, to name a few.
David has contributed regularly to Vogue, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Rolling Stone, House and Garden as well as many books including Designer’s Guild, Pulbrook & Gould and Nicky Haslam’s “Sheer Opulence”. He was commissioned by the post office to photograph a special edition stamp for the millennium which won a silver award at the D&AD (Design and Art Direction Awards). His Andy Warhol photographs were recently exhibited in the Andy Warhol:Self Portrait’s exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and have since been added to the permanent collection at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
A limited edition of David's most iconic photographs are available for private sale. Please see contacts for further information.