David Hampton lives in the age of the steam engine and the straw hat. Whilst this can be inconvenient, it has afforded him an artistic practice full of old-fashioned wonders, from locomotives and dirigibles to paddle steamers and submersible boats. Drawing inspiration from a life long fascination with machinery and speculative fiction, He creates prints and books that could be described as existing somewhere between Victorian illustration, psychedelica and technical drawing. He has had two solo exhibitions, both at Watt Space-the student gallery of the University of Newcastle. His favourite type of steam locomotive is the S.M.R Pty Ltd 10 Class.