Thursday, November 26, 2009

6. Toby Burrow

Background Whilst managing Europe’s largest photographic studio complex, his passion for photography grew. For a period of four years he was fortunate to work alongside photographers such as David Bailey, Richard Avedon, Albert Watson and Nadav Kander.

Since Toby’s return to Sydney in 2000 he has established a significant base of leading advertising clients both in Australia and Internationally including BMF, Whybin TBWA, Clemenger (Proximity) London and DDB. He has also just completed a recent project working as a Director of Photography together with a well renowned Director for Proximity Films and BMF Sydney.

Recent personal projects include a series on professional Thai boxers and a “Portraits And Places” series documenting the desolate road to Broken Hill. He recently held a solo exhibition at the Blender Gallery in Paddington, Sydney. His edgy style and award-winning photography have been celebrated with a New York Festival Gold, numerous Cannes and one show finalists, a World Press Award, Folio Awards, ADMA Awards, as well as nominations for the International Colour Awards and the Black & White Spider Photography Awards. Toby has now been nominated in two consecutive years as a finalist for his portraiture in the Sydney Morning Herald 2007/08 “Shoot the Chef” competition.

In 2006-07, Toby was commissioned by National Geographic and Australian Tourism on three separate occasions to photograph remote locations throughout Australia, accompanied by an English journalist. Together, they documented people in their extraordinary environments living extraordinary lives – a recurring theme throughout Toby’s portfolio of work.

See more work by Toby HERE

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