Adam Burton

Growing up in the south coast of England, with the New Forest on his doorstep, Adam Burton's photographic interest began with a passion for his unique natural surroundings. This love of the natural world enabled Adam to develop a photographic style which was dedicated to capturing the essence of wild and rural landscapes.

His photographs are instantly recognisable with their rich, vibrant yet natural colours and captivating compositions, each conveying the delicate beauty of the environment in which they are taken. While temperate landscapes and moody seascapes are undoubtedly his favourite subjects, he also enjoys the more intimate close up subjects, which provide a challenging change to his familiar style.

Adam’s enthusiasm for photography was kindled during a period of time spent travelling throughout the southern hemisphere in 1997. “There were so many beautiful places that I was desperate to show people back home”.
   

     
Despite capturing many images on this trip, it has only been in the last 4 years that Adam has started taking photography seriously. During this time, he has read many articles in books and magazines, putting into practice the knowledge he has gained along the way. He has no formal training or qualifications.

His favourite time to photograph is at dawn when the light is magical and the landscape quiet. “This is the time when I feel most alive. To be in a remote, beautiful location with nothing but the wildlife as companions is so invigorating for me – a world apart from the hustle and bustle of daily life. To witness the beauty of these moments, and to have the opportunity to capture a little of it on film continually inspires me”.

The Hampshire and Dorset areas have provided him with many photographic opportunities to capture dramatic coastlines, carpets of bluebells, misty mornings, stunning sunsets and much more.  In addition to his English portfolio Adam has built up extensive collections of images from Scotland, Norway, North America and New Zealand.

In 2007 Adam was awarded Amateur Travel (Landscape) Photographer of the Year by Wanderlust travel magazine.  His prize will be a photographic commission to Antarctica in late 2007.

About Adam Burton

Growing up in the south coast of England, with the New Forest on his doorstep, Adam Burton's photographic interest began with a passion for his unique natural surroundings. This love of the natural world enabled Adam to develop a photographic style which was dedicated to capturing the essence of wild and rural landscapes.