David Royston

David Royston Bailey

David Royston Bailey was an English fashion and portrait photographer best known for his work during the Swinging London period of the 1960s.

Herbert and Gladys Bailey gave him his start as a photography assistant for John French; later, he started working for British Vogue magazine.

Early Life and Education

David Royston was born in Leytonstone, London, and began his photography career due to his passion for natural history. However, due to an unsatisfactory education at Clark’s College in Ilford he left school before his fifteenth birthday and took up work at Fleet Street offices of Yorkshire Post as a copy boy.

As part of National Service in 1956 and 1957 he served with the Royal Air Force in Singapore where his experience inspired him to begin photography – soon thereafter purchasing his first Rolleiflex camera.

David Royston has written several children’s books for young readers. These titles include The A-to-Z Book of Cars and 100 Greatest Medical Discoveries – two stand-out titles among his portfolio.

Professional Career

David Royston is an attorney located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut who provides services related to Land Use/Zoning and Real Estate: Consumer issues for his clients.

He is a member of the Middlesex County, Connecticut and American Bar Associations as well as being listed by Martindale-Hubbell as a highly-recognized lawyer.

David Royston has earned many honors and awards throughout his career, with one notable accolade coming from Fairfield University – their Certificate of Excellence was an especially significant recognition of his work.

Achievement and Honors

Royston has been honored as one of Connecticut Magazine’s Super Lawyers in Land Use and Zoning practice area. Additionally, he is a member of American Bar Association as well as being a frequent speaker on topics of legal and political importance to his clients.

He has been actively involved with the Middlesex County Community Foundation for several years and was key in its implementation of a five year strategic plan. Additionally, he serves on its Development, Grants, Finance & Investment committees.

Boys Scouts of America awarded him with recognition for his achievements and leadership abilities within his community. Together with Joy, he and Sports Impressions have operated since 1989 as family businesses specializing in sports memorabilia and apparel sales and JustAGame Fieldhouse has hosted WBCA Hall of Fame ceremonies, Fall Coaches Clinics and All-Star games since 2016.

Personal Life

David Royston was born on January 2, 1938 in Leytonstone, London to Herbert Royston (a tailor’s cutter), and Gladys Royston (an experienced machinist). They raised him together.

His early years saw him develop an appreciation of natural history which ultimately lead to photography being his preferred hobby.

At Clark’s College in Ilford, he became dissatisfied and decided to leave at age 15. In its place he became a copyboy for the Fleet Street offices of Yorkshire Post newspaper.

He was called up for National Service in 1956, serving with the Royal Air Force in Singapore. Following his discharge, he purchased a Canon rangefinder camera and embarked on his photography career – photographing some of London’s most iconic figures such as Terence Stamp, The Beatles and Jean Shrimpton during their Swinging London days.

Net Worth

David Royston Bailey is an esteemed fashion photographer renowned for his work on London’s Swinging London scene from the 1960s. It is estimated that his net worth ranges between $1 Million – $5 Million.

His net worth stems from photography. He has provided services to some high-profile clients, such as the Department of Defense and United Nations.

He has established multiple businesses. Zephyrtel was created in 2018 as one of these, with an aim of helping telcos migrate their infrastructure onto public cloud environments. Backed by ESW Capital and Joe Liemandt, it made several acquisitions over time including Accuris Networks, Invigorate, Mobilogy Now PeerApp ResponseTek for Telco. Currently it is looking for funding in order to expand further.

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