David Reid obituary


My husband, David Reid, who has died aged 73, started his working life as a postman earlier than changing into an engineer – after which a photographer and pictures lecturer.

As a photographer a lot of David’s earliest work was panorama, however later he centered extra on portraiture – largely of a extremely organized nature. After he turned much less energetic he made dioramas utilizing discovered objects.

He leaves many lovely photos but in addition a variety of sound and video recordings of up to date music, in addition to quite a few experimental sound works. There have been many exhibitions of his pictures and video artwork all through the UK since 1995, but in addition in Spain, Turkey, Portugal, Australia and the Netherlands.

David was born in Liverpool to Henry, a baker, and Elizabeth (nee Jones), a store employee. After leaving Croxteth secondary faculty he labored as a postman from 1966 to 1972, learning part-time for A-levels earlier than enrolling as a mature pupil on the College of Lancaster to check physics.

After commencement in 1978 he turned a processing engineer, after which supervisor, on the Philips semiconductor manufacturing facility in Stockport, Better Manchester. Whereas working there he took up pictures as a pastime, changing into engrossed in all its aspects with attribute single-mindedness.

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Nonetheless life {photograph} by David Reid

He gave up working for Philips in 1992 to take a full-time MA in pictures on the College of Derby, rising with a distinction in 1994. Afterwards he turned a lecturer in pictures at Derby and at John Moores College, Liverpool, then a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent College from 2004 till his retirement in 2016, having accomplished a PhD in photographic research on the College of Derby in 2000.

We met in Macclesfield in Cheshire, in 1989 at a efficiency of Romeo and Juliet by the Royal Shakespeare Firm, and married in 1996, residing over time within the Derbyshire villages of Bollington and Melbourne earlier than shifting to Sheffield in 2014.

David’s engagement with the world was eclectic and multi-faceted, with a richness of outlook that embraced the lives of many. Till most cancers struck round two years in the past, he was a eager runner and bike owner, and likewise stored his mind energetic in some ways, together with by studying, listening to music and drawing. He continued to work on his pictures to the top, taking off in many alternative instructions from the quirky to the attractive.

He’s survived by me, my two kids, Chris and Sophie, from a earlier relationship, and his brother Ken.


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