David Oxton began his career as a photographer more than twenty-five years ago working for design and editorial clients in the Boston area. Photo projects that he works on now are characterized by his use of intentional, incisive lighting within scenes where he’s trying to capture natural, candid moments. 

His most recent project, Trackside, is a collection of photos made in backyards and stations alongside the commuter rail lines that stretch north from Boston. Influenced by the work of the photographer O. Winston Link, who affectionately captured scenes of steam trains passing through small towns in the 1950’s, Oxton is attempting to produce updated scenes of life affected by commuter trains passing through small cities and towns today.

He lives in Beverly, Massachusetts, teaches in the Newburyport area, and photographs nearly everywhere.