Dan Burn-Forti has a wry way of looking at the world that gives his work a spirit and a sense of humour that can be rare in contemporary photography.
His animal portraits are hugely popular and he has the ability to find an original twist when photographing Hollywood legends, political figures and sports stars. In his documentary-style shots of everyday scenes, Dan captures the quiet eccentricity that seems quintessentially British. He is drawn to the strange and the ridiculous, to people, customs and situations that are bizarre, pompous or both.
Dan tailors his approach to the individual commission to make sure he doesn’t repeat himself. That might mean immersing himself in personal work, playing with the tension between formal and unguarded in his portraits or trying to create pockets of spontaneity within the framework of his advertising commissions.Throughout it all, his instinctive feel for light and colour and his leftfield eye for happenstance elevates even seemingly straightforward images into something very special.
Clients include Andrex, Asda, Airbus, Bulldog Skincare, Cannes Lions, Carling, Channel 4, Coors, Domino’s, Easy Jet, ES Magazine, Esquire, FT Magazine, HSBC, John Lewis, Klarna, Landsec, Lotto, The Observer, O2, Pets at Home, Post Office, Pravha, Royal Canin, Mercedes, Santander, Sky, Sony, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Trident, TFL, Tesco, Virgin Media, Virgin Trains, Visa, Volkswagen and Waitrose. Association of Photography Award Winner.
Klarna - Clothes Love AllKlarna's Clothes Love All campaign photographed by Dan Burn-Forti champions inclusivity, no judgment and to love all.
LandsecThe Christmas campaign for Landsec's shopping centres, encouraging post lockdown shopping.
Financial Times - Year of the DogDan photographed the How To Spend It magazine's issue dedicated to the other unsung heroes of 2020, our pets.
Channel 4 - TaskmasterThe latest campaign for Channel 4's comedy panel game show Taskmaster.
Virgin Media - UnlimitingDan shot Virgin Media's Unlimiting campaign.
Grand PrincessThe Grand Princess was launched in Istanbul and Dan was lucky to get to go walk it’s decks before it set sail.
HEROESDan's contribution to the Stay Home Heroes Campaign in collaboration with the charity HEROES and in direct support of the NHS
The Telegraph Magazine - Jeffrey ArcherDan photographed, the Author and Politician, Jeffrey Archer for the Telegraph Magazine's Saturday Cover Story!
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