About me

David Gilliver
I graduated from the Fine Art Photography (BA Hons) course at the Glasgow School of Art in the year 2001 and have been working hard to establish myself as a respected professional photographer and artist ever since. I specialise in long-exposure photography (the art of ‘Light Painting’) as well as macro photography (my ‘Little People’ and Toy series).
My work has received some very welcome attention over the years and this has led to me becoming involved in some very interesting projects.

Light Paintings

What makes these images so special is that they are all created using a very long exposure time and are created at night when it is very dark. The nature of the long exposure allows me time to walk into the shot while it is being photographed. I then move around portable light devices to create the colours and shapes that you see ‘frozen’ into each image. So long as I keep moving around during each long exposure and avoid illuminating myself, I remain completely invisible in the photograph. I teach regular group Light Painting Workshops to photography enthusiasts as well as in secondary schools.

The Little People

Have you met the ‘Little People’ yet? These tiny figurines have travelled the globe more extensively than I have as they continue to make it into publications all over the world. Each figure stands at only 2cm tall meaning that creating this work is a rather delicate (yet incredibly rewarding) process.

Star Wars / Marvel / DC

This work is an offshoot of my Little People series. These figurines stand at around 6” tall, and so I use dolls’ house materials and props when constructing my miniature sets.

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