The South Africa-based artist is known for his shots of trophy hunters, tribes and conservationists.

Now the British-born photographer has also turned his lens on another kind of wildlife: his family.

Chancellor’s show, Handle Like Eggs, is at Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Leigh-on-Sea, until 15 April.

All photographs: David Chancellor/Francesca Maffeo Gallery

Wednesday 15 March 2017 07.00 GMT

 

Untitled, Prince Albert, South Africa

Untitled, Prince Albert, South Africa

Untitled, Prince Albert, South Africa


Chancellor has long documented wilderness conservation and consumption, from diamond mining in Botswana to trophy hunters in east Africa. His new show brings together a selection of those images, as well as some that document a more private passion: his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Us All, Zurich

Us All, Zurich

Us All, Zurich

Chancellor’s first memory was of his father carting his kids and his camera gear around Guernsey. ‘We spent many hours standing completely still while he executed the most beautiful portraits of us all on Kodachrome,’ he has said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stag, Golden Eagle Hunter and Xmas, Balmoral, Scotland

Stag, Golden Eagle Hunter and Xmas, Balmoral, Scotland

 

Stag, Golden Eagle Hunter and Xmas, Balmoral, Scotland

‘As soon as I was able,’ he added, ‘I picked up the camera, and starting taking pictures of all and everything around me’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akkedis, Prince Albert, South africa

Akkedis, Prince Albert, South africa

 

Akkedis, Prince Albert, South africa

Naked nature … Chancellor has described himself as a documentary photographer who focuses on portraiture, but admitted that ‘in some cases the surrounding environment is as interesting as the subject’. He was speaking about his series on hunters, but could have been referring to more innocent and playful images such as this one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signs of Xmas, Edinburgh

Signs of Xmas, Edinburgh

 

Signs of Xmas, Edinburgh

Chancellor is as likely to capture a domestic scene as one in nature – here he brings the outdoors inside at Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finlay at 16.34 hours, 27.08.08, Cape Town

Finlay at 16.34 hours, 27.08.08, Cape Town

 

Finlay at 16.34 hours, 27.08.08, Cape Town

Chancellor was introduced to photography at a young age by his father – here he does the same with his son, Finlay, in 2008 …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fin, Summer 2015, Scotland

Fin, Summer 2015, Scotland

Fin, Summer 2015, Scotland

… and in 2015