David Gamble is a multidisciplinary artist from London, now based in New Orleans. His body of work consists of paintings, works on paper, and photographs, all of which have been exhibited globally.
Gamble graduated from Ealing School of Art in London. He then pursued postgraduate studies at the Association of Photographers where he met American photographer and director, Neal Slavin. Gamble was an assistant during the publication of Slavin’s book of photographer called, Britons.
Throughout the 80’s and 90’s Gamble worked as an international editorial photographer for publications like the Observer, the Independent, Life, Fortune, the New Yorker, and the Sunday Times.
He perfected his craft and was recognized for his achievements by earning the Kodak Award for Best Photographer in Europe, alongside a World Press Photo Award in 1988 for his portrait of Stephen Hawking. That photo was used as the cover of Hawking’s famous exploratory novel.
David Gamble has also photographed illustrious figures like Margaret Thatcher and Dalai Lama.
In 1987, David Gamble’s renown in the photography world earned him a special phone call from Andy Warhol’s manager Fred Hughes. The call came shortly after the fierce artist’s death, and it included an exclusive invitation for Gamble to photograph Warhol’s estate.
The result was a myriad of photographs peering into the mind and life of one of the greatest artists of all time. Gamble perfectly captured Warhol’s perplexing personality through the series of photos - from Andy’s warehouse to his medicine cabinet.