Artshop: David McEnery

David McEnery, English photographer of international fame, comes from a talented family; his brothers are the actors Peter and John McEnery. Born in Walsall (UK) in 1936, David grew up in Brighton. There his professional career started as a newspaper photographer and rapidly rose to international acclaim working with prestigious publications such as "Paris Match", the German "Stern" as well as the legendary "Life" magazine.

From 1980 onwards, David lived in the USA, first in New York and later in Los Angeles. This is where he met Patricia whom he married in 1988 and who was his model and collaborator. In 1995 the couple decided to move to France where they settled in a small Breton village.

The invention of humourous situations was the key element of his work. But instead of the risky business of waiting for and capturing a decisive funny moment, David opted for the certainty of staging his images. Helped by his lively imagination and some simple props, which he conceived and crafted himself, he created his unique photographic art. Some of his photos, comic compositions of cats, piglets and frogs, have become hugely popular also as calendars. After all this time David McEnery’s pictures still sell around the world, proof that a good joke is timeless. For David the most pleasing reward of his work was the “smile of a viewer” - to him "worth a million dollars".

David died in 2002 in Rennes (France).

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Photographic books
Smile!
The photographic book of David McEnery
18€
Creature
The photographic book of David McEnery
18€
Vintage photos original print
1000 €, shipping cost not included
Bottle Babies
1972 b/w - 39 x 26 cm
1000€
Omani
1970 b/w - 34,5 x 21,5 cm
1000€
Yoga Milk
1970 b/w - 22 x 34 cm
1000€
Snake Charmer
1989 b/w - 21 x 35 cm
1000€
Beach Buddies
1972 b/w - 28 x 40 cm
1000€
Hollywood Impressionist
1980 b/w - 19 x 24 cm
1000€
Tooth Gap
1975 b/w - 19,5 x 37 cm
1000€
Dental Decay
1992 b/w - 22 x 34 cm
1000€
Dogs must be carried
1987 b/w - 26 x 34 cm
1000€
Dog Collars
1987 b/w - 22 x 34 cm
1000€
Mop Tops
1990 b/w - 22 x 34 cm
1000€
Pregnant Hoover
1988 b/w - 22 x 34 cm
1000€
Memory
1974 b/w - 24,5 x 37 cm
1000€
Young master
1992 colour - 17,5 x 17 cm
1000€
Vintage photos original print signed
1500 €, shipping cost not included
Who is kidding who
1986 b/w - 24,5 x 35,5 cm
1500€
Bikini
1988 b/w - 26 x 38 cm
1500€
Rock 'n' Roll
1986 b/w - 22 x 35 cm
1500€
Fisherman
1986 colour - 17 x 35 cm
1500€
Minor Mirrocle
1986 colour - 25,5 x 35,5 cm
1500€
Wonderful Frogs & Co - Artist proofs Limited Edition
350 €, shipping cost not included
Frog on a hog
1991 b/w - 29,5 x 23 cm
350€
Frog/fishing rod
1991 b/w - 29,5 x 23 cm
350€
Froggy I
1992 b/w - 29,5 x 23 cm
350€
Frog on egg
1992 b/w - 29,5 x 23 cm
350€
Kaiser Frog
1992 b/w - 29,5 x 23 cm
350€
Frog/eggpack
1992 b/w - 29,5 x 23 cm
350€
Frog mug
1992 b/w - 29,5 x 23 cm
350€
Frog prof
1992 b/w - 29,5 x 23 cm
350€
Wonderful Frogs & Co vintage photos original print signed
1500 €, shipping cost not included
Hang in there
1991 b/w - 33 x 25,5 cm
1500€
Cat Nap II
1990 colour - 25,5 x 17,5 cm
1500€
Cup Cat
1992 colour - 18,5 x 17,5 cm
1500€