After studying photography at Berkshire College of Art & Design, David went on to deal in rare and collectable cameras before moving into a career in the music industry, co-founding the Nuphonic record label and running it for a decade. He then expanded into event production and music consultancy, working for record companies, brands and advertising agencies.
In 2003 he became aware of the work of Bill Bernstein, the New York-based photographer who documented the city’s burgeoning disco scene of the late 70s. David contacted Bill and together they began going through well-over four hundred rolls of film, which culminated in Disco – The Bill Bernstein Photographs, published by Reel Art Press in November 2015.
It was through the Disco project that David met Serena Morton, and in September 2015 they opened Morton Hill, a dedicated photography gallery, next door to Serena’s fine art gallery on West London’s Ladbroke Grove.
Serena was born and raised in London. She began her career in the art world at Christie’s Auction House, King Street in 1994, where she worked in the Print Department, Modern British and Post-War and Contemporary British Paintings and Sculpture.
Serena Morton launched her roving art gallery Agent Morton in 2008. In 2010 she co-owned and directed Morton Metropolis, Berners Street, and followed with Agent Morton, on Dover Street.
In 2012 she opened Serena Morton gallery at Canalside, 385 Ladbroke Grove, and in 2014 she consolidated her West London position by opening her second fine art space at 343 Ladbroke Grove. In 2015 Serena joined forces with David Hill to form Morton Hill, a gallery dedicated to photography and adjacent to her fine art gallery on Ladbroke Grove.
Serena Morton exhibitions repeatedly win critical acclaim and she has a track record of identifying and supporting emerging artists.