David Chua, a Singaporean, picked up his first camera when he was 14 years old, a used Canon A-1 SLR. In 1990, he started his fine art photography training from Fred Kuan, a master fine art photographer in Singapore. From 1996-2000, he worked as a flight steward for Singapore Airlines and travelled the world photographing his personal collection of works. After quitting the airlines, david worked in an American restaurant and an advertising firm. And in 2001, he founded DCP Singapore.
In 2003, David founded DCP Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Based in an old single-storey terrace house in Cheras, near Taman Miharja, he provided a niche personal service in studio wedding portraits, contemporary outdoor portraits, as well as wedding day photojournalism, which was still new in Malaysia at that time.
In 2005, the studio shifted to a larger house in SS2, Petaling Jaya and a new office is opened in Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas. DCP Moving Pictures which specializes in video filming was subsequently founded. In year 2008, he consolidated his operations to Taman SEA, Petaling Jaya, the current gallery.
In 2009, David moved on to doing street photography and his personal projects, shooting for NGOs, and started teaching private photography lessons.
From year 2010-2011, David worked as an ambassador of Olympus Malaysia, training dealers and staff, conducting workshops for consumers, making public speeches in events, roadshows and attending media interviews.
As of now, David specializes in people photography, from posed studio portraits to spontaneous street portraits of strangers. He also shoots weddings in his unique style, using a mixture of color, black and white film, and digital. At other times, he does editorial and commercial shoots of various subjects.
In his photography teaching, he is known as a versatile, inspirational and practical teacher.