logo

Robert Burns - Photographer with a specialist interest in black and white printing.

Friends House in the village for rescued Kiev street children
Going to School - Piski, Ukraine
The night train to Crimea
Ivan Didor, sculptor in his studio at No.18 Andrivsky Uzviz
Sasha Glyadylov Ukrainian Photojournalist

Biography

Robert Burns

Born Glasgow 1944. GSA 1962-66. I was painting like De Stael and only post impressionism was acceptable at GSA so I decided to study ceramics where I would have the freedom to paint as I wished. This was when I became serious abut photography. After a spell in advertising I became an art teacher but continued with personal work in photography. I documented the Scottish International Piano Competition in1992 and also documented the Glasgow International Jazz Festival throughout the 90's. I always made portraits of artists, writers and friends which I still do. In the 90's I was asked by many photographers to print their work including aerial photographer Pat MacDonald, Alexander Reilly, David Eustace and Fabrizio Gianni. I was then printing for many international clients and magazines in Japan, Italy, Germany and France. Regularly for Italian Elle and Madam Figaro in Paris. In the past ten years I have been printing the archive of Margaret Watkins 1884-1969 and the archive of David Peat 1947-2012.

    Artist Details

Get in Touch

  • email -
  • social: -
  • web: -   www.robertburnsphotography.co.uk
  •                
  • Update Your Page

Medium

  • Photographer

Location

  • Strathclyde

Membership

Artwork Sales

  • This Artist does not currently have Prints for sale with Scotland's Artists

Recent Exhibitions

Jazz exhibitions in Glasgow Exhibited in Poland, Spain, France and USA.
COLLECTIONS
Many prints made for other Scottish photographers in the collection of the Scottish Natuional Prtrait gallery/ The Navigator foundation of Boston. Private Collections in UK, Paris,Tokyo, New York and Nigeria.

Other Information

I am a photographer. I do not consider myself an artist. History will make that decision. Henri Cartier Bresson said that photography was the only medium which could capture a moment and I think that is what has fascinated me about photography since i made my first silver gelatin print with my father in the bathroom of my parents flat 59 years ago.

A chance meeting with a Ukrainian family in Crete in 2006 led me to visit Ukraine firstly in January 2007, a mild winter of only -10C. I have visited Ukraine on six occasions and until 2011 I only used Leica film cameras.

I now also use Fuji X cameras. In April 2015 , while I was back in Kiev Joe Mullholland exhibited his selection of my Ukrainian archive which he entitled "A Window on Ukraine" and produced an excellent brochure. I have made many friends in Ukraine and the archive is a major ongoing project. I always know that I can turn up at the Kupidon bar on Pushkinska Street and be greeted by friends.

Current Exhibition -





Want to add your exhibition here? Use this form