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Bondpix is a registered company in the State of Montana, USA
The origins of David Williams and Bondpix
Bondpix was founded when I set up my very first
website in late 1999, and decided upon the name 'bondpix'.
At that time I was living and working in London, England,
and so I registered www.bondpix.co.uk as my domain name.
Since a very early age, I have been interested in 35mm
photography, taking inspiration from my late father who taught me
all there was to know about this fascinating hobby. I now shoot mainly
digital, using a 6MP Canon EOS 10D.
When I was nine years old, my Mum and Dad took me to our
local cinema, the Regal in Edmonton, to see an exciting new film
called 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', starring an unknown actor
by the name of George Lazenby playing the secret agent 007
James Bond. From that moment on I was hooked. I started to
collect and read the Ian Fleming novels and went to see each
film as it opened in the cinema. Over the years I have amassed a
large collection of books, videos, and other collectable items
about James Bond.
In early 1999 rumours started to appear on the internet that the
next James Bond film was to be shot on location on the River
Thames in London. At first I thought little of it, until a report
appeared on the local TV news that filming had commenced
alongside the MI6 building. Fortunately, I had booked some
leave from my place of work (an electronics repair company
based in Enfield) and so was able to go down to the Thames
the very next day to see if I could catch some filming. That
decision was to change the course of the rest of my life.
Following the film crew for over six weeks as they shot 'TWINE'
on the Thames and in London's Dockland's was a wonderful
experience, I got to meet so many interesting people. Many
James Bond fans from all over the world contacted me via e-mail,
and many met up with me as we followed the film makers
around London. After filming had finished, I thought my
exciting days were over, but no, the interest continued, and
one outcome was that 3 of my photos of Pierce Brosnan in
the Q-Boat appeared in the 'Sun' newspaper and were seen
by millions of readers. This was my very first photo sale.
More sales followed, as well as an appearance on the BBC
Radio 5 news program 'Global'.
Fast forward to the future, and today I am happily married to
my American wife Valerie, who is also a Bond fan, and we live in
the Treasure State of Montana, USA. I now work as a professional
freelance photographer, covering events as well as shooting
landscapes and wildlife photographs in this beautiful part of the
world. I also sell photos and videos/DVDs from my time with
the action unit on 'TWINE'. My video, 'A View...to a boat chase',
has sold hundreds of copies worldwide on VHS, and is now
available on Special Edition DVD. Many of my photographs,
both Bond and non-Bond, have appeared in numerous books,
magazines, newspapers and other worldwide publications,
as well as in TV programs.
My website, www.bondpix.com, has grown from a small following
to a visitor rate of over 4000 unique 'hits' per month.
That's the power of the internet for you!
David Williams, Montana, December 2004