David Pennell – photography student dies

I was terribly saddened to hear this morning that David Pennell, who last year came on one of my Photography Courses, and also for one-to-one tuition here in Kirkcudbright, has died.

Photography course student David Pennell

Photography Course student David Pennell with his Leica M9

I have no doubt that every photographer on the group will remember David with great affection – he will certainly be remembered. You could not meet David and easily forget him.

David Pennell was a powerhouse of mischievous fun and outrageous charm.

I wrote about David in a post only last November.

David is also featured in a short video of students’ comments about the Photography Courses – it’s worth waiting until you get to the last comment – that’s David.

The story behind this video clip below still makes me smile.

When I approached David with my video running and asked him if he had enjoyed his weekend – the answer was ‘Not in the slightest’. You only have to look at David’s face to see the pleasure in the mischief he was causing.

When I came to edit the clip, I could not find a way of  ‘bleeping’ out David’s rich choice of one particular word – hence the fading and lifting of the sound level at one particular point.

Thank you David Pennell for all the mischief and fun you took around with you. Our thoughts are with Killy and the family.

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