David Sims is a notoriously private person – preferring to leave his mark inside the passing moments he captures on film. His images are gritty, stark, and have an anti-fashion quality to them as he depicts scenes of both beauty and a natural rawness. His aesthetic on film carries over to his personal life – he and partner Luella Bartley live in Cornwall in a 17th century farmhouse, where he impressively is known to regularly surf.
David grew up in Sheffield, dropped out of school to assist Robert Erdmann and Norman Watson. In 1993, at the age of 27, he made his first appearance in Vogue, and has gone on to be a regular contributor. His energetic, graphic style helped reshape fashion photography of the 90s.
Formally represented by Art Partner, his work is a part of the permanent collections of the Tate Modern and Victoria and Albert Museum.