Company Name: David Walters Photography
Interview with: David Walters
Location / Coverage: Liverpool / North West / UK
How did David Walters Photography get started?
I kind of fumbled my way into the wedding industry with a wedding video company. I was assisting a video guy one day and I knew the photographer. She was working for a company that was very busy and was looking for a photographer, so she got me a start with them.
I took to it instantly – the whole buzz of the day – and discovered I had a talent for it. I set up my own business the following year.
Had you always wanted to be a photographer?
No, not at all. I was a sound engineer in the 90s and was doing a Masters degree when I started photography professionally. I had always been an amateur photographer though.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?
The earliest memory I have was of a family holiday in Torquay. We had a Polaroid camera so you really had to make the shots count. You had 10 in the cartridge and they were hideously expensive!
My younger brother was trying to stand up all day (he was a baby, of course!) and I waited and waited to catch him, which I did! It’s quite funny that it was my first ‘documentary’ photograph!