David is the founder and principal photographer of Southland Photography. He has a keen eye for interesting compositions, a love of good food, architecture and art.

Active by nature, when he isn't fiddling with camera gear he enjoys trail running and sailing, and is equally at home strolling through the city searching for compositions, running up in the mountains of the Cape peninsula, or cruising along under sail in a fresh south easter.

Studying industrial design in his early twenties piqued an interest in line, shape and form, and his love of art giving him an appreciation of good design, balance and symmetry.

Before settling with his small family in Cape Town, David travelled extensively, primarily on sailing yachts, instilling a love of the natural world and her rhythms.

It's only natural that he was drawn towards specializing in architectural and interior photography, and shooting fine-art 'scapes whilst getting his outdoor fix.

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Client Testimonials

"thinkspace has been working with Southland Photography for several years and enjoys the collaboration & photographic reflection of our latest design projects. David has a keen eye to capture the essence of our spaces, design intend & detail thereof and the ability in finding the right light & mood setting.

His strong photographic outcome and passion enables us to showcase our projects on various platforms to attract new business & share our design abilities.”


-Guido Tagge

Design Director / thinkspace

"I am absolutely thrilled to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our incredibly talented locations photographer Dave. Your skilful artistry and keen eye keep our website looking up to date with stunningly shot homes."

-Renee Stopforth 

Amazing Spaces

I have had the pleasure of working with David Savage of Southland Photography, and have been recommending his services ever since. Having spent many years in the photography and photo-production industry myself, I feel qualified to pass a professional opinion.

David listens attentively to the brief, and quickly understands what is required. He works fast and efficiently, reading the light and conditions intelligently, to produce good images with very little fuss.

David specializes in interior and architectural imagery and has a natural ability to identify the best angles to showcase a property. In addition to his photographic skills, David is personable and pleasant to interact with. I will work with him again, at the next opportunity. 


-Filon Ardavanis

"David shot two of our major works so far: the Blower House Complex on the Athlone Wastewater plant, and Calling Academy School near Stellenbosch.

We are very pleased at how well he can capture the essence of what the architecture is without much of our input, and is always dependable."


-Gustav Roberts

Director/ SALT Architects