Born in Far North Queensland, Australia, Dave Blake is a self-taught fashion photographer.
His formal education was three years of Law School, followed by Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Queensland, which saw him go on to pursue a hazy-decade-long career as a computer programmer before pursuing his passion photographing people and fashion.
Growing up in the remote tropics of Queensland, where shoes were optional, and television only offered one channel for entertainment, Dave discovered his love for photography at an early age.
He comes from a bloodline of talented artists, and his work is influenced by his love of nature and travel and inspiring others through immersive images. He best known for shooting on location, in and 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, Porsche, and Schiesser with strong working relationships with IMG Models, NEXT, Wilhelmina, Elite, One, CHIC and Viviens.