David Corio began his professional career in 1978 covering a wide range of music and portraiture for multiple magazines. After working as a music writer for City Limits, he became a freelance photographer for publications such as The Daily Telegraph, The Times, and Theatre Royal Stratford. His photographs have been exhibited worldwide and published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Telegraph and more. In 1999 Corio released The Black Chord, a comprehensive collection of his photographs of black musicians. He went on to release other books of his works with subjects ranging from prehistoric standing stones of England and Wales to haute couture accessories.