Samuel Burns – A Solitude Man And His Old, Long Exposure Camera

The wait can last for up to eight hours. Using his large format 4×5 camera, 33 year-old Sydney photographer Samuel Burns hides under a dark cloth to carefully compose his image on a ground glass, seeing the image up-side-down and back-to-front he utilises old fashioned dials and movements such as rise, tilt and shift to adjust and refine his composure. Everything needs to be painstakingly perfect. The wait begins once the film is carefully loaded.



Samuel Burns has just launched a new website of over 35 of these contemplative, understated and quietly beautiful landscape images. The site can be found at

Samuel’s work is an ode to art lovers who don’t love art gallery prices, with limited-edition museum quality photographic prints starting from a modest AU$70.

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