NATHAN BURGE

Art photographer & designer born in Canada, currently in New York City. My photographs have been featured on everything from magazine covers to fast-food cups. Specializing in fine art, editorial and commercial photographs. Read more | +1.646.662.4819 | nathan@nathanburge.com

About Me

Technical proficiency is the absolute minimum requirement for a good photograph. I look for those images that go beyond the technicality of cameras and lenses—for content, for humour, for a clear message. I want to tell stories with my images, and I want you to understand those stories.

I'm a freelance photographer, artist, designer, filmmaker, musician, and instructor from Alberta, Canada—currently spending about half my time in New York City. With ten years of experience as a freelancer, my work has been featured on magazine covers, television, newspapers, billboards, records, soft-drink cups, and almost anywhere else you can imagine.

I make photographs using both film and digital cameras, in the studio and on the street. Inspiration comes from the great painted works of earlier centuries, and from the streets of our modern cities. I want every new image to be better than the previous one, to reveal something new to me. I search endlessly for timeless, iconic images.

My art is an extension of what I see, who I am, and what I think about. It isn't pretentious or exclusive. I'm easy to work with — a consistent calm in the stressful world of creating.

Over the years, I've taught thousands of adult students the techniques and art of photography and photo-manipulation in a classroom setting, one-on-one, and in workshops. I've been a featured speaker, presenting to advertisers, designers, and photographers alike.

As a musician, I've co-founded two acts with a total of five albums released commercially in Canada, Germany and Japan. I hold writing credits on dozens of songs, a few of them award-winning, and performed countless times in North America, Europe, and Japan.

I'm always looking for new collaborators, feel free to contact me directly.

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Photo courtesy of Dallas Whitley.