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.
FT How To Spend It - Nick FoulkesEnglish historian, author, and journalist Nick Foulkes on his quest to find the most flattering pair of aviators for summer.
The Golden MileDan photographed The Golden Mile in Blackpool.
Affinity WaterDan photographed the stills and cinemagraphs for Affinity water's campaign encouraging us to waste less water.
Hanami, LondonDan's observational series captures blooming blossom around London.
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.
Channel 4 - TaskmasterThe latest campaign for Channel 4's comedy panel game show Taskmaster.
FT Magazine - GiraffesFor FT’s How To Spend It Magazine Dan shot beautiful baby Giraffes.
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