Since 2005 David has been placed in various photoblog awards, featured as a category winner in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition and in January 2013 he was named Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2012 in an international competition organised by Outdoor Photography magazine.
He has exhibited in a sole and collaborative capacity (including two Masters of Vision exhibitions) principally showing project work. He has also exhibited at the 2016 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and at the 2017 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition.
His current project Common Ground is Arts Council funded and will be exhibited in the Southampton City Art Gallery from 2 December 2017 to 7 April 2018.
His photoblog is at milouvision.