Harold David


Harold David

American-born, Blackheath based photographer and painter Harold David has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s leading celebrity portrait and fashion photographers. Harold originally trained as an actor at the world-renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Acting Studio in New York. It is this training that Harold attributes to his ability to connect with those he photographs.

He has worked extensively with some of Australia’s leading magazines such as GQ, Grazia, Harpers Bazaar, InStyle, Vogue Australia, Marie Claire, Sunday Magazine, Australian Financial Review Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Summerwinter, Pages, Inside Out, Oyster, Yen and Russh. His editorial clients abroad include US magazine JANE, The Face UK, Elle UK, Dutch magazine Man and Canadian magazine Strut.

Harold’s impressive advertising portfolio includes campaigns for BONDS, Alannah Hill, Cotton On, Dotti, Sportsgirl, Etihad Airlines, Thurley, Peter Alexander, MYER, David Jones, Saba, Helen Kaminski, Just Jeans, Westfield, Mount Franklin Lightly Sparkling, Moet & Chandon, Queensland Ballet, Telstra, Commonwealth Bank and Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Due to his unique style Harold is also regularly commissioned to photograph celebrities – working with the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Sam Worthington, Daniel Johns, Jessica Gomes, Lara Bingle, Hugo Weaving, Isabel Lucas, Miranda Kerr, Tori Amos, Samantha Ronson, The Presets, Scissor Sisters, Claudia Karvan, Brendan Cowell, Abbie Cornish Wayne Blair, Andrew Upton and Joel Edgerton.

When he’s not shooting for his commercial clients, Harold likes to immerse himself in his personal work. Harolds work has been displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW in an exhibition titled ‘Others’. He has also exhibited his Urban reportage show, “Tracksuits of St. Marys” at Penrith Regional Gallery and in Fujieda and Matto, Japan. His most recent show of Japanese portraits titled “Uniform” was first exhibited at Penrith Regional Gallery and also traveled throughout regional Japan.

Full short film now released!! Featuring Blackheath based photographer Harold David Combs up to his survey exhibition spanning 20 years of his iconic photographic work. Thank-you KIN Things for such an amazing film!

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A fantastic review in today’s Australian Financial Review Magazine about Harold David Combs up coming showing opening next Sat 3rd @ 6pm. Thank-you to Virginia Van Heythuysen and Katrina Strickland for the review!

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Also featured in the Australian Financial Review Magazine on page 76 is a 5 page fashion shoot, by Harold David, titled In The Mood.

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