Dave Zdanowicz The Corn Exchange, Leeds

Dave Zdanowicz is back with a brand new book and this time he’s sharing the limelight with someone very special

by Chloe McLaughlin

Yorkshire Revealed
Yorkshire Revealed is available from Waterstones £17.99

In Yorkshire Revealed I’ve collaborated with my Dad, so the book is roughly half of his pictures and half of mine.” Dave smiles, “It’s another Yorkshire book – I’d been out with my Dad taking photos for the last two, but they only featured my photographs so I thought it would be nice to do a collaboration with my Dad!”

Despite winning accolades such as the Countryfile Reader’s Choice award and having his work featured on BBC, ITV, Sky and in The Sunday Times as well as in our very own Northern Life magazine, it may be a surprise to some that Dave has only owned a camera for six years! His Dad, however, has long been a keen photographer.

North Landing, Flamborough Paul Zdanowicz from Yorkshire Revealed book
North Landing, Flamborough Paul Zdanowicz

“He was into it long before I was to be honest.” Dave laughs, “I kind of picked it up because he was into it really.”

But while they’re a father-son duo, Dave admits that he and his dad both have different styles when it comes to securing that perfect shot.

“He’s probably more inventive than I am. I like the classic shots that I know people will like whereas he gets a bit more creative with it. We can go to the same location and end up with two completely different shots.”