Dan Burn-Forti

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, Carling, Coors, Esquire, HSBC,  Lotto, O2, Post Office, Royal Canin, Mercedes, Sky, Santander, The Sunday Times, Trident, TfL, The Telegraph, Tesco, Virgin Trains and Visa. 


  • The Sunday Telegraph - Diamond Dogs

    For The Sunday Telegraph Dan photographed watches and jewellery with outstanding pedigree in the story Diamond Dogs.
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  • Spanish Rock

    Dan captured the Rock of Gibraltar and it's neighbouring Spanish towns in his latest personal series Spanish Rock.
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  • Volkswagen - Working With You

    Dan shot Volkswagen's Working With You campaign!
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  • Hotdogs Francais

    Dan's witty personal project Hotdogs documents a dog show in his local village. 
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  • Italy

    A collection of new personal work shot in Italy.
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Dan Burn-Forti

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