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David Ferguson

Photographer

David started his career working as an assistant photographer to local commercial pro photographer, Joe Bates. After working in the commercial world. He then joined the Jersey Evening Post in 1987 completing the NUCTJ Photojournalism course at Stradbrook College, Sheffield, in 1989.

David then gained valuable work experience at the Guardian Newspaper in London with Eamon McCabe as Picture Editor. He stayed at the Jersey Evening Post from his joining day realising city life was not meant for him, travelling and surfing when he could, and visiting his friends all around the world, seeking new adventures and new destinations.

 

He has also been fortunate to have been sent on numerous assignments for the JEP all over the world, covering International sporting events, the humanitarian refugee crisis in Albania, Ethiopia, the Middle East, to Tiger shark tagging in Oahu, Hawaii and Channel Islands' commercial interests overseas. 

 

Photography has always been a passion for him, starting in the film and wet chemistry era through to digital using a range of film and digital cameras and lighting set ups. 

 

David has a display of pictures at Sands, Five Mile Road, The Salty Dog and The Golden Sands Hotel in St Brelade's Bay, that showcase images taken over the decades depicting local Jersey scenes.

 

David's other passion is surfing, a sport he has been doing for many years and is the current President of the Channel Islands Surfing Federation . This has been an influencing factor and an inspiration to many of his photographs. He is also an Ambassador for Ocean Culture Life, a group of like-minded individuals who are striving to make a change within the Ocean community, delivering ethical solutions through captivating storytelling. 

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