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A new personal story by Dan Burn-Forti c/o MAKING PICTURES captured on a road trip through the northern US states...

“Many years ago, before there were kids or dogs or mortgages, my lovely wife and I went on a road trip from her hometown in Alberta to Montana and North and South Dakota. It was amazing. This year I found myself back there and figured it would be something to go see these places again and so I headed South to Big Sky Country, Montana.

With so many years past, it was hard to tell if it had changed that much. For sure, Mount Rushmore and its nearby towns have become one huge tacky outlet for the selling of a weirdly sanitised version of the Wild West, but for the most part it seemed much the same: endless empty two lane highways, vast fields of wheat, epic scenery and countless tired looking one horse towns, with their uniquely American beauty. The insidious nastiness of these dark Trump days is sadly evident, but despite this, the charm I remembered of this part of the World was still intact and will no doubt live on, long after that orange horror has left the building,” Dan Burn-Forti c/o MAKING PICTURES.

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. A born and bred Londoner, Dan has a client list that ranges from Hugo Boss to HSBC, Wired to Tatler, and he has been recognised by leading awards like the AOP, Taylor Wessing and The Creative Review Annual.

25.09.2018 // show complete article

There’s a new striker in PUMA Town: Die PUMA 'Future' Kampagne mit dem neuen Testimonial Luis Suarez, Fussballstar des FC Barcelona – Fotos Olly BURN c/o MAKING PICTURES

Der FC Barcelona Fußballspieler “El Pistolero” Luis Suarez ist das neue Testimonial für die PUMA 'Future' Kampagne. Olly BURN c/o MAKING PICTURES fotografierte den Welt-Fußballspieler, der bisher bei ADIDAS unter Vertrag war. Der gebürtige Uruguayer Luis Alberto „Lucho“ Suárez Díaz steht seit Juli 2014 als Stürmer beim spanischen Verein FC Barcelona in der Primera División unter Vertrag. Als Teil der Sponsoringpartnerschaft trägt der Nationalspieler Uruguays, der für seinen sportlichen Biss bekannt ist,  künftig das Schuhmodell „Puma Future“.

“We are delighted to partner with Luis Suárez. For years Luis has proven to be one of the best strikers in the world and his fighting spirit fits perfectly with our brand positioning to be the gamechanger in football,” so Johan Adamsson, Global Director of Sports Marketing & Sports Licensing PUMA. “Luis joins PUMA as another testament to our strategy of ‘no PUMA without Football, no Football without PUMA.’
04.09.2018 // show complete article

'Almost Ready' - die NIKE Football Kampagne feiert mit Kylian Mbappé, fotografiert von Marcus SMITH c/o MAKING PICTURES

NIKE feiert das Fussballjahr 1998 - das ist das Jahr in dem der französische Fussballspieler mit kamerun-algerischen Wurzeln Kylian Mbappé im 19ten Arrondissement der Weltstadt Paris das Licht der Welt erblickte. Der Stürmer steht aktuell bei Paris Saint-Germain in der Ligue 1 unter Vertrag und ist französischer Nationalspieler. Bei der Weltmeisterschaft 2018 wurde er im Alter von 19 Jahren Weltmeister sowie zum besten jungen Spieler des Turniers gewählt.
04.09.2018 // show complete article