David Haigh has 30 years experience as a Professional Photographer in Australia, South East Asia and Papua New Guinea.
David began his career as a photographer in Darwin Northern Australia in 1980 studying at the Darwin Community College under Gunther Deichmann and then Visual Arts at the City Art Institute in Sydney in 1982. David also worked as a darkroom technician in Darwin, Sydney and Alice Springs where he started his own pro photo lab, Imitrans Photographic Services, in 1988.
At that time Imitrans was the only lab in Central Australia offering professional E6 and Cibrachrome colour printing and processing.
In 1996 he lived in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand working as a freelance photographer for clients like AusAID, Deyskoning BV (Netherlands) and various engineering and mining companies. David lived in Bali, Indonesia from 1996 to 1998 and worked for a range of clients throughout Indonesia, Philippines and East Timor.
He was contracted to Newmont Mining Indonesia to document the construction of the Batu Hijau Copper Gold Project in Sumbawa from 1996 to 2000. Moving to Darwin in 1998 he worked for various clients in Northern Australia including Djabulukgu Association in Kakadu National Park, Larrakia Nation in Darwin and various industrial and commercial clients throughout the Northern Territory.
From 2008 to 2013 David was employed by Newcrest Mining Papua New Guinea to develop a range of communication resources and set up a Multi Media unit to support the Lihir Gold Project in New Ireland Province of PNG.