Young Voices in Fashion & Portraiture: R Burman

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Photograph/R Burman


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After graduating from the Brooks Institute of Photography, R Burman spent five years assisting Steven Klein and Mark Seliger in New York and Los Angeles. He enjoys classical music. “Whenever I am in Europe, I make it a point to go see the opera,” he says. This opens up new avenues of thoughts, thus contributing to his eventual aesthetic. To see more of his work visit

I would describe my work as being extremely minimalistic and graphical in nature, where I look for simplicity in my compositions. Even when I photograph models, I prefer that they don’t emote too much.

Lately, I have been crushing on Harley Weir’s photographs, who I think has a very interesting take on fashion photography and portraiture. I am a massive follower of designer Rei Kawakubo’s work too. She lends a very strong voice to her brand Comme des Garçons, which has always stood for a very unique aesthetic.

For inspiration, I look at Woody Allen movies, simply because they are super intelligent. I have also been influenced by German expressionists like Egon Schiele and Edgar Degas.

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