Whistler photographer David Buzzard is an experienced commercial photographer specializing in on-location industrial, food, and portrait photography.
David has been the main food photographer for the Whistler Magazine, photographing Whistler restaurants such as Bearfoot Bistro, Araxi, Hole 19 at Nicklaus North, The Beacon Eater in the Whistler village, Stones Edge.
With more than 25 years of experience as an award winning photojournalist, David has a uniquely candid style of wedding photography. In 2002, one of David’s photographs was selected for the Professional Photographers of Canada travelling exhibition, and in 2012, he was named by Wedding Wire as a Bride’s Choice wedding photographer for being in the top five percentage of client rated wedding photographers.
Starting as a newspaper photographer while still in high school, David moved to South Africa in 1994 to cover the end of apartheid, working for the Durban Daily News, Sunday Times, and Weekly Mail & Guardian newspapers. While he was the Durban photographer for the Mail & Guardian newspaper, it was awarded the British IPD Best International Newspaper Award, and the Missouri Medal for Distinguished Journalism.
David’s photography was featured prominently in Michael Schmidt’s acclaimed book on post apartheid South Africa, Drinking With Ghosts: The Aftermath of Apartheid’s Dirty War.
David is now a commercial photographer specializing in corporate portraiture, industrial, and food photography.
In 2012, David returned to newspaper photography, working extensively for the Whistler Question, Pique NewsMagazine, and Squamish Chief newspapers. He has since won ten press awards for both photojournalism and videography.