An exuberant child growing up in London, Dan Burn-Forti filled his days with science fiction, music, and his trusty bicycle pedaling through dreams of one day becoming a spaceman (or Neil Young), that is until a 15 year old Burn-Forti found himself helping out a friend on a photography set and suddenly thought, “this is brilliant!” “And that was that…”Dan became a photographer.
Today, Dan listens to the same music and watches the same science fiction—he did somehow lose track of that bike though—but spends his time behind a camera capturing people, animals, and landscapes in their most glorified states. Working predominately in the fields of advertising and editorial, Dan Burn-Forti has shot campaigns that span from Sony, Coors, and Ikea to Purina and Iams. He regularly contributes to editorials including Esquire, The Sunday Telegraph, Tatler, and Wired. “As far as I can make out,” says Dan “I’ve pretty much the best job around. Every day is different, I get to meet all sorts of people (and animals), to travel to brilliant places and do the thing I love doing. For money. Pretty jammy really.”
Dan Burn-Forti lives with his lovely wife and children in West London, along with their two dogs, a Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer aptly named Kitty, and Poppy, who although no one can be certain, is believed to be a cross between a Bedlington Terrier, a London rat, and Phil Spector.