Australian-born David Wills is an author, independent curator, photographic preservationist, and editor who has accrued one of the world's largest independent archives of original photographs, negatives, and transparencies. He has contributed material to many publications and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Wills has produced a series of photography exhibitions based on images from his archive. His shows includeMurder, Models, Madness: Photographs from the Motion Picture Blow-Up;Edie Sedgwick: Unseen Photographs of a Warhol Superstar;Blonde Bombshell;James Bond;Women with Issues: Photographs from the Motion Picture Valley of the Dolls; andWarhology.
Wills's books includeAra Gallant;Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis;Audrey: The 60s;Hollywood in Kodachrome; andSeventies Glamour. He is also the co-author ofVeruschka.
His books and exhibitions have received major profiles in theLos Angeles Times, theNew York Times,Vanity Fair,American Photo,Vogue,Interview, andTime. He has also written articles on photography and popular culture for publications including theHuffington Post,V Magazine, andPalm Springs Life.