Samuel Burns, a self-proclaimed perfectionist, spends hours and days perfecting his landscapes. Based in Australia, Sam works "with a particular focus on experimenting with long exposure techniques and large format cameras. I enjoy everything about landscape photography. I enjoy chasing good light... and chasing bad light".
Winner of Five awards for art photography in Prix De La Photographie, Paris.
Using his large format 4x5 camera, 33 year-old Sydney photographer Samuel Burns hides under a dark cloth to carefully compose his landscape photography on a ground glass, seeing the image up-side-down and back-to-front. He utilizes old fashioned dials and movements such as rise, tilt and shift to adjust and refine his composure.
Samuel specialises in long exposure techniques using large format 5x4 cameras that allow him work to achieve the quality and fluidity of a painting even when printed large.
Samuel's seascapes are produced using museum quality archival pigment inks on fine art cotton rag paper. "I have selected a rag paper with a smooth matte finish, it renders delicate colours and is selected to match the look and feel of my photography."