Start: 22nd October, 2021 at 7:30pm
End: 22nd October, 2021 at 10:00pmAdd To Calendar
Join us for an evening with David, Friday 22nd October, when he will be giving us a wonderful insight to his photography, as he launches his new exhibition, Wildlife Wanderings, https://www.newforestheritage.org.uk/event/david-bailey-wildlife-wanderings/ which opens at the New Forest Heritage Centre on Saturday 23rd October.
He’ll be taking us through some of his favourite photographs, answering your questions and generally entertaining us for what will no doubt be a hugely engaging evening.
The talk will commence at 7.30pm in the Lyndhurst Community Hall, and in advance of that, any ticket holders for the event will be able to view the exhibition in the Heritage Centre from 6.00pm, where you might also find a free glass of wine on offer!
Born into a New Forest family that bred the famous ponies and worked in the ancient woods David has always had a love for the countryside and the creatures who made it their home.
He served an engineering apprenticeship with a company in Ringwood and never really picked up the camera until he moved to the Brecon Beacons in Wales during 2006. Self-taught in photography he turned professional in 2008 and won the Welsh Wildlife Photographic Award, hosted by the Welsh Wildlife Trusts in 2011.
Two chance meetings with Dr Rhys Jones of Cardiff University and star of the BBC series Rhys Jones Wildlife Patrol led to David finding a story about Dorset barn owls for the series. David organised the filming and was asked to appear in front the camera. The feature was such a success he was immediately drafted on to the production team working as consultant, cameraman and photographer. David featured in several stories of all four national and international series. Through this work the BBC asked David to appear with Nick Baker while filming Springwatch in the Afternoon at the RSPB reserve Ynys-Hir, he also recorded a solo piece for Springwatch Extra.
In 2016 he was presented the Brand Personality Award (Equivalent to a Grammy) by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation for being the World’s Best Wildlife Photographer receiving the award alongside such people as Adele and Keanu Reeves for being the best in their particular fields.
Ian Durham the Producer of Wildlife Patrol persuaded David to write a book that resulted in his first book Wildlife Wanderer being published by Gomer Press March 2017. Within a month of publication, it went to forth best-selling book in Wales and for several weeks over Easter 2017 was in Amazons top 10 best selling nature/photography books.
More recently David has appeared on ITV’s Coast & Country and is regularly interviewed on radio including, BBC Radio stations, Solent, Wales, Worcester & Hereford.
He is currently working with the Welsh Wildlife Trust photo recording the Welsh Beaver project and has also heavily been involved with the Red Squirrel Trust on Anglesey and Gwynedd.
David has donated work to the Wildlife Trusts, National Trusts, Red Squirrel Trust, his work has been published many times in newspapers and magazines including the Forces News, Hampshire Life and Dorset Magazine. He is also a feature writer for the world’s oldest countryside magazine, The Countryman with the BBC’s online Wildlife Magazine featuring his work.
Wildlife Wanderings David’s second book with blurb from the iconic Dr Jane Goodall was published in October 2020 by Halsgrove Publishing and has received excellent reviews.