David Cleland


David Cleland is a landscape and documentary photographer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. David’s debut solo exhibition in 2010, an exploration of a decaying 400-year linen mill received critical acclaim and he has gone on to have work displayed in a number of exhibitions around the world as well as a number of large scale solo exhibitions in Northern Ireland.

As a documentary photographer David works with artists and creatives to help document their story through still image. From musicians to master craftsmen David has told their story combining mise-en-scène and the camera lens.

David is the author of two books on photography but his deep love of the outdoors means he can generally be found capturing some of Ireland’s best views in the breath-taking Mourne mountains of County Down. 


Travelling light is an essential ingredient for successful outdoor, landscape and reportage photography. The Fujifilm X Series cameras remove the photographer's struggle between portability and quality combining remarkably detailed RAW files with the elegance of a compact body.

When out in the mountains I carry both the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and X100T cameras. Both cameras offer pin sharp image quality with breath-taking colour and clarity. The X cameras offer exceptional performance in low light, high ISO environments such as live music performances yet perform equally well capturing portraits or at the bottom of a waterfall capturing long exposure images.

To me Fujifilm X cameras are about exceptional image quality and performance all wrapped in a subtly beautiful and distinguished package. The process of capturing images with Fujifilm X cameras is a pleasure that motivates, enthuses and inspires me to keep capturing images. 

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