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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 home town 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 sanitized 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 color and his left-field 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 recognized by leading awards such as the AOP, Taylor Wessing and The Creative Review Annual.

25.09.2018 // show complete article

There’s a new striker in PUMA Town: the PUMA 'Future' campaign with new testimonial Luis Suarez, soccer star from FC Barcelona – photos by Olly BURN c/o MAKING PICTURES

FC Barcelona soccer player Luis Suarez, aka El Pistolero, is the new testimonial for the PUMA 'Future' campaign. Olly BURN c/o MAKING PICTURES photographed the world-class player, who previously had a contract with ADIDAS. The native of Uruguay, Luis Alberto – Lucho – Suárez Díaz has been a striker for Spanish team FC Barcelona in the Primera División since July, 2014. As part of the sponsoring partnership, the Uruguay National team player known for his sporty bite is wearing Puma shoe model Future from now on.

“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 game changer in soccer,” says Johan Adamsson, Global Director of Sports Marketing & Sports Licensing at PUMA. “Luis joins PUMA as another testimony to our strategy of ‘no PUMA without soccer, no soccer without PUMA.’
04.09.2018 // show complete article

'Almost Ready' - the NIKE soccer campaign celebrates with Kylian Mbappé, photographed by Marcus SMITH c/o MAKING PICTURES

NIKE is celebrating soccer year 1998 – that's the year French soccer player of Cameroonian-Algerian heritage, Kylian Mbappé, saw the first light of day in the 19th Arrondissement in the cosmopolitan city of Paris. The striker is presently under contract with Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 and is a member of the French National team. At the World Cup in 2018 he became World Champion at 19 years of age and chosen as the best young player of the tournament.
04.09.2018 // show complete article