Launch: Long Awaited Monograph From Photographer David Eustace

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Over the last few months I have been working with photographer and filmmaker David Eustace on editing his twenty-five year archive of work to create his long awaited first monograph. The book titled I Write To Tell You Of a Baby Boy Born Yesterday… is now available on pre-order. 

Scots born David Eustace worked on minesweepers and in the notorious Barlinnie Prison as a prison officer before discovering photography. He began his photographic career as a mature student at Edinburgh Napier University and within weeks of graduating, found himself working for GQ, Tatler, Vogue, The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph magazines amongst many others.

Above: Tibor Kalman and Albert Watson: David Eustace.
Above: Tibor Kalman and Albert Watson: David Eustace.

Now based between New York City and Edinburgh, his subjects read like a list of Who’s Who in the world of art, cinema, music and design. He has undertaken commissions for multiple global brands and fronted international campaigns for the Panasonic Lumix system. His work has seen him document the landscapes of the USA, The Middle East, Asia and his homeland of Scotland. Eustace’s images have been exhibited internationally and are held in private and public collections worldwide. In recognition of his work Eustace was awarded a Hon Dr of Arts (Photography) in 2011 from Edinburgh Napier University

The photographs are stunning. When we first met I remember being intrigued by him (Eustace) as a man and his past. I felt strongly that he had captured the real me, at a very important time in my career. I’ve worked with him many times and it’s such a pleasure.“.
Ewan MCGregor, Actor and Filmmaker.

‘The thing I like about David’s photos are the empty spaces. There’s a romantic desolation about them. They’re very peaceful.”
Tracey Emin, Artist.

The title of this book is the first line of the agency’s letter to David Eustace’s parents, informing them that a baby boy had been born and was available for adoption. Brought up in working class Glasgow, he worked in a variety of jobs including as a prison officer in Glasgow’s notorious prison, HM Barlinnie. It wasn’t until his late twenties that he discovered photography, and within a year of graduating, was working weekly for GQ, ES, Tatler, Vogue, Sunday Times magazine and Sunday Telegraph magazine. Living between New York and Glasgow, he is internationally recognised as a ‘photographer’s photographer’ whose simple and no-nonsense pictures seem reflective of his life’s experiences.

© Grant Scott 2014

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