Welcome to the blog of photographer David Williams, whose interest in Ian Fleming’s James Bond has spanned nearly 40 years. Since 1969, when his parents took him to see George Lazenby in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service‘, David has followed the exploits of agent 007 both in print and on screen. Like many young boys who grew up in Britain in the 1960′s, one of his most memorable toys was a gold Aston Martin DB5 made by Corgi. The hapless figure who flew out of the ejector seat has long since vanished, but the model Aston is still part of his Bond Collection. Over the years he has added a large number of books, toys, magazines, props and other memorabilia.
When ‘The World is not Enough’ began filming in the spring of 1999, David paid a six week long visit to the location. From the banks of the River Thames in London, he photographed and videotaped actor Pierce Brosnan, the Bond stunt team and others as they filmed the amazing boat chase. David’s photographs of the filming have appeared in various newspapers, magazines, books and TV programs throughout the world. The video diary he recorded, ‘A View…to a Boat Chase’, has sold hundreds of copies since it’s release, and is now available to buy as a Special Edition DVD.
In 2000, David set up his first website BONDPIX to showcase his interest in James Bond and photography. This eventually led to his first online store selling copies of his videos, DVD’s and photographs. Since his marriage to Valerie and relocation to Montana in the United States in 2002, David has made photography, online sales and website design his main occupation.
His web design work can currently be seen on the following internet sites:
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David and Valerie Williams, Montana USA – May 2008