Self-portrait (2021)
Daniel de la Bastide (b.1997) is a British creative photographer & videographer based in Liverpool, Merseyside. Having gradated at the School of Architecture, he’s looking to challenge the roles Architects can have within the creative sector. Integral to his practice is the desire to provide the quotidian with the intention to shift cultural value towards the lived experiences of the working class, grassroots communities and often under-represented demographics. Focusing on event, portrait, fashion and documentary, his photography serves as a vehicle to express unheard stories which should be considered, celebrated or championed.
Heavily involved within Liverpool’s music scene, Daniel has been documenting nightlife since 2017 and developed his practice quickly over the years as an artist. Within music & event photography, they’ve developed a bold, colourful style that looks to reflect personalised experiences - creating imagery that odes to the playful escapism that these spaces offer for a diverse range of communities. Alongside this, documenting these artists and creatives with intimate portraiture with freshly developed film from his home.
Currently, Daniel is working towards a self-funded, debut solo exhibition around Liverpool’s Nightlife Music Culture, through his perspective and personal experiences during the period of 2017 through to 2023. It’s a body of work which looks at ideas about intoxication, adolescence, memories and how we represent these through media. It’ll features an archive of Daniel’s work, in addition to various art pieces that have been created for this exhibition.
Notable Clients, Press & Publications:
24 Kitchen Street
Baltic Weekender
BBC Music
Bido Lito!
Boiler Room
Christy England
Corbin Shaw
Creative Lives (Lecture In Progress)
DJ Mag
Georgemma Hunt
Gottwood Festival
Greater Goods
House of Suarez (Darren Suarez)
Identification of Music
Invisible Wind Factory
Keep Hush
King Krule
Matador Records
Melodic Distraction
National Museums Liverpool
Patterns of Play
Polydor Records
Residential Advisor
Rosa Kusabbi
Sam Nowell Studios
The Liverpool Echo
The Mind Map
The State of the Arts
We Out Here Festival
XL Recordings

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