CULTURE / November 13 , 2018
David Burton - "Catching a frozen moment"
"I saw his Polaroid transparencies develop and was so intrigued by how he worked with daylight. I wanted to pick up the camera and learn the art myself."
From a young age London - born David Burton had a fervid fascination with the world he observed in the pages of THE FACE and iD magazines. He revelled in the magnetism of the fashion scene and desired to be part of it.
Straight out of school, David initially fostered this interest by becoming a hair dresser at Vidal Sassoon but it was in his mid-twenties that he began to cultivate a passion for photography, by assisting esteemed photographers on their sets.
Daylight, and the compelling craft of harnessing it, is something David's photography is well-known for. German photographer Peter Lindbergh played a part in David's affection for this technique, as he remembers "I saw his Polaroid transparencies develop and was so intrigued by how he worked with daylight . I wanted to pick up the camera and learn the art myself."
A self-taught talent, David is experienced and accomplished in fashion reportage and lifestyle imagery. His work is about "catching a frozen moment" ; a style that both embraces.
During his career so far, he shot for Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Elle, also campaigns for Clarins and Gap.