Born in Far North Queensland, Australia, Dave Blake is a self taught Sydney-based fashion and beauty photographer. Growing up in the remote northern tropics of Queensland, where shoes were optional, and TVs only offered one channel for entertainment, Dave discovered his love for photography at an early age. Following an OP1 result at high school, he ended up studying IT and Law, and pursing a hazy-decade-long career as a computer programmer before deciding to resign from a less-than-perfect fit in the corporate world, to pursue his true passion for photographing people and fashion.
Dave originally comes from bloodline of talented artists, and his work is influenced by his love of travel and inspiring others through epic and immersive images. He best known for shooting on location, in (or emulating) natural light, and his work is recognised for the use of warmth, movement, and sensuality of the feminine form.
Dave’s desire to travel and connect with people is very much aligned with his positive-mindset, spiritual, organic, yoga and health oriented lifestyle, and has him frequently travelling the globe to work with his clients - with a claim to fame, that he once had a pair of thongs (flip-flops) that had been on every continent on the planet.
His major clients include TagHeuer, Adidas and Schiesser. Dave also maintains strong working relationships with talent agencies such as IMG, Wilhelmina, Chic, Scoop, and Viviens.