TRIGGER WARNING: CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE “Knowing that darkness can only disappear when light is shined into it, I release my truth into the open. This is the story of what I have overcome, and how I survived a Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and no longer carry the silent shame that belongs to others.” – David V Barron
As we hurtled through the pitch black of a moonless night, the street lights and neon signs of a sleeping San Francisco gave way to imprints and patterns that bled into the moving images of my mind, both haunting and enlivening – forms that cavorted their dancing before me, as though I were staring into the eye of an elaborate cosmic zoetrope. The very space around us felt alive – responsive and alert.
There isn’t a line from Alexis that I cannot quote, no mannerism or nuance that I cannot mimic and it shielded me from bullies – but I won’t bore you with all of that because I am a grown man now, that was an age ago, and as Percy said, tongue firmly in cheek, ‘Telling Joan just how young you were when you first started watching Dynasty is just plain rude’ – to rapturous laughter from everyone.
“WOW David. What an amazing feat to have created this complex, beautiful and poignant documentary on the difficulty of growing up different and of being an artist. Really interesting and so beautifully shot.” – Jane Badler
‘For each age is a dream that is dying. Or one that is coming to birth.’
“I have been so lucky to work with David on the music video, LOVER. His passion was incredible and I have been so impressed by him, with his work ethic, and with his love of the project.”
Jane Badler AKA Diana (1980s ‘V’ series)
Outtakes and chat with my friend RM Isaiah about my using his track, Gone Beyond, which was taken from his album, ‘The Future Is Not What It Used To Be’
This mood board ticked working with an all bells and whistles camera off my list but I found out just how technically limited I was. I say that kindly as I did enjoy the process and that is quite the point of the journey – to grow, learn and evolve.
Elation and despair, it was true, where the pendulum swings of my days and nights and I thanked the lord for the Y.M.C.A and the freedoms it now gave me to follow my heart to the Emerald Isle. It was sealed. I was going – and as I looked around the vast warehouse, half-makeshift photography studio and half charity shop – I was almost afraid of leaving what I had created here.
A sharp nosedive into catacombs parted us with a deathbed vow in which he swore and screamed, as he clutched my arm – that if there were such a thing as life after death, then he would come back to let me know all and everything. He was certain of it, and he made clear his desperation for the welfare of my soul, in premonitions, warnings and signs.
Having never had the wallet, inclination or indeed any notion of what to wear when escorting a global fashion icon to the launch of her own star-studded exhibition of Isabella’s couture – I thought only to hire a groomsman’s suit from a wedding supplier, and bull shine some old leather shoes.
Jamie Harrison, a fitness professional with an enviably toned and sculpted body, which takes an enormous amount of willpower, dedication and nutritional planning to maintain, (I believe the word on the street is ‘shredded’) was one of my first subjects, and we have worked together on a number of occasions.
There’s only one May Day! The supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress, is a living legend.
Numerous pages of chosen projects that tested my creativity, reach and ability – with varying degrees of success, much soul searching and processing of demons, with trust in the subconscious, that ART will guide our way back to light.
Actress and singer Natasha Hamilton. photographed by me. Make-up Art by the wonderful, Armand Beasley. Hair Styling, Jo Ferns Hair and Beauty Emporium. Styling and couture by, Nadine Merabi with accessories by Stella Dot and Nikki Collinson.
Autumn in England is a wonderful transition. Our bodies, our senses and our innate awareness of the movements of the stars know that the time has come, to enter into the underworld. The Sun is heading farther away from Earth and so the Earth bleeds its autumnal colors in a cycle of life and death, which is played out in this beautiful and magnificent season change.
“Recognizing the truth about ourselves is the starting point of all change.”
― Akiroq Brost
Los Angeles based artists, Todd White and Fabian Perez. Covered by David V Barron.
The opening of creativity and ambition, navigating new paradigms, and the law of attraction.