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, 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.

www.danburnforti.com

  • The Golden Mile

    'The seafront promenade where you go to see the Illuminations, ride the Big Wheel, drink warm beer and get pretty lairy'
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  • FT How To Spend It - Nick Foulkes

    English historian, author, and journalist on his quest to find the most flattering pair of aviators for summer.
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  • Klarna

    Clothes Love All campaign - champions inclusivity, no judgment and to love all. 
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  • Channel 4 - Derry Girls

    The latest campaign for the return of the hit comedy series.
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  • Financial Times - Year of the Dog

    An issue dedicated to the other unsung heroes of 2020, our pets.
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  • Benidorm

    Dan took a quick trip down to good ol’ Benidorm to capture it's essence.
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  • The Sunday Telegraph - Diamond Dogs

    A watches and jewellery story of outstanding pedigree!
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  • Mercedes Benz B-Class

    'We shot this splendid set of sun-soaked marvels in Madrid (lovely city, needs a landmark) and the Costa Del Sol last summer'
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