David Hooley

The Guy Behind The Camera

David has been a photographer for over 10 years now; starting off as a theatre photographer in Hong Kong, and branching out into other facets of photography such as promotional and portraiture.

Having lived and photographed in Hong Kong, Glasgow, London and New York, David now calls Australia home. This diverse background has brought him to his own unique style of photography, ironically based in simplicity.

Not only photographing actors, David has worked with a multitude of corporate including FujiFilm, Athletes foot, Olivier Pacific, Batyr, and Dell.

In the theatre industry, he has worked with many of the Sydney theatre production companies including Squabbalogic, Sugary Rum Productions, Neil Gooding Productions, the Actors Benevolent Fund, Hayes Theatre Co. and The Gordon Frost Organisation.

His work has been published in multiple online publications including ItNews, Stage Whispers, Sydney Arts Guide, Timeout, USA Today, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Daily Telegraph.

David is a regular contributor to aussietheatre.com, writing articles and photographing mainstage theatrical productions for them.

You can see some of the articles below…


Written and Photographed by David

Come From Away: Media Call

After many false starts, Come From Away makes its post Covid opening night in Sydney.

SIX: Media Call

A first look at the revolution that is SIX the musical. A new musical about Henry VIII’s many wives.

Who’s Your Baghdaddy: BTS

Looking behind the scenes at Who’s Your Baghdaddy; showing what can be achieved in this new normal.

Shrek: Media call

We saw them in the rehearsal room. Now, a quick glimpse into how Shrek will look on stage.

She Love’s Me: A Love Letter To Theatre

A backstage look at the Hayes Theatre’s She Loves Me. What goes on behind the red velvet curtain.

Billy Elliot: Media Call

All four Billy’s join the adult cast to give a sneak peak at this modern day classic.