FotoFreo Photographer Profile: David Dare Parker, WA


Michael James Quinn in front of Buck, the one-antlered deer. November 2009. The strength of Fremantle's clubs are the members that frequent them. Each club has its loyal membership that get together to share a drink and a chat. In this image I was having a bit of a laugh at the one-antlered deer when Michael walked up, stood beneath it and pointed at it, asking me to photograph him with it. A very simple moment.

Q: Tell us a little about your current photographic project(s): 
A: Long-term projects in East Timor and Indonesia, adding to previous bodies of work, and now starting to work in South East Asia, commuting between Perth and a recently set-up base in Bangkok.

Q: What is the best piece of photographic advice you've ever received ?

A: 'If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough,' Robert Capa.

Q: Three photographers whom you particularly admire.
A: Robert Capa, Don McCullin and Josef Koudelka.

Q: Your three favourite photographic books.
A: Telex Iran: Gilles Peress Exiles: Josef Koudelka War Without Heroes: David Douglas Duncan.

Q: Your three favourite photographic websites.

Q: How long have you been taking pictures?
A: 25 years.

Q: Your favourite camera(s).
A: Nikon D3, D3s, D700.

Q: Your favourite lens(es).
A: Variety of Nikkor lenses, favouring currently 24-70mm f2.8 zoom or any fixed focal length lens between 28mm and 50mm.

Q: Do you have a website?
A: and

Q: How may people get in contact with you:

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