Another Fine Mess Welcomes David Drake

We are proud to announce that American-Dutch photographer and filmmaker, David Drake, has joined the Another Fine Mess artist roster.

David was born in New York City in 1986 and raised in Poughkeepsie, a small city further upstate. His first real exposure to photography was as a teenager in 2001. On September 11th of that year his step-father was photographed at ground zero in NYC by Larry Towell and the image was widely published in a photobook published by Magnum. Shortly thereafter David began experimenting with an old SLR, taking photos around his family home.

After graduating high school David moved away to Ireland and found work as a window cleaner. It was in Dublin where he began to take photography seriously and thought about pursuing it as a career. He eventually moved back to New York and got married to his English girlfriend (whom he met while living abroad). In the years following he worked a number of factory and retail jobs until he finally landed his first freelance photography gig at a local Gannett newspaper. After his daughter was born in 2009 he and his family moved to the UK. David began finding work shooting portraits and album artwork for recording artists. He began working with Samuel Burgess Johnson and the 1975 in 2013 on a series of singles and EPs.

Today David works for a wide variety of music, fashion, and publishing clients. He also spends a lot of time pursuing personal projects. Most recently he travelled to Death Valley, California and completed a photo pamphlet and short story entitled Sailing Stones, which is available via his imprint Chloride City.