A Belated Farewell to DKG

CREDIT: "Creeping Thistle", DKG 2019. Southwick Country Park

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

 — Aaron Siskind

David Keith Galliers' "Creeping Thistle" ranks high on my list of favorite macro snapshots. He captured this sweet bee just as she started her day, as evidenced by her empty pollen sacs. Everything from the lighting to the color of her tongue falls perfectly into place.

It took me a while to re-locate this image. It had been several years since I've seen it. And so I was absolutely stunned to come across an obituary for this talented photographer.


 GALLIERS David Keith Of Trowbridge, passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on 8th November, Aged 71 years. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Donations if desired are for the Southwick Country Park, c/o D J Bewley, Manvers St, Trowbridge, BA14 8EH

Published on 12th November 2020


David's lens captured many stunning images during his time at Southwick Country Park. The world lost a talented photographer in November 2020. The Park lost a steadfast friend.

You can view more of his incredible macro work at  the Park's website.