Glasgow-based artist David Gilliver specialises in long-exposure photography and macro photography to create surrealist images. David’s process is intricate and extensive, often requiring him to create in the dark of night whilst working with artificial light sources. David is frequently in his photographs, as an abstract form in the image’s backdrop, or a colour block frozen in time. David’s art is unique in its attention to detail, he designs and plans each image whilst instilling his process with an element of spontaneity.
David Gilliver’s Education and Career
David graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2001 with a degree in Fine Art Photography, and since then has worked as a professional photographer. David’s fantastical and colourful style has caught the eye of many clients, and he recently completed two collections of photographs for Aida Cruises. Adapting his Little People series, David created an original selection of photographs of miniature figurines in bizarre and wondrous settings
The Little People Series
The Little People series is one of David’s most famous collections to date. The hugely popular series has made its way to publications across the world, including New York Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The surreal settings that David creates are injected with humour and energy as he places 2cm figures on edible objects such as sweets, sweetcorn and broccoli. The arbitrary nature of David’s photographs and his playful manipulation of scale makes for images with a narrative that invites an open interpretation.
Find out more about the artist’s process and read our Q&A with David Gilliver here.