My name is Barry Burton. I have lived in Los Angeles since 1971. My background is in model photography which started as a hobbyist while I was still in medical school. My inspiration was a beautiful girl whom I fell in love with and later married, a fashion and bathing suit model, gifted artist and fashion designer. I borrowed a camera from a friend so I could photograph her, a 35 mm. Luftwaffe model Leica. I used only transparencies and made prints from the positives. The quality was amazing. Later when I could afford it I bought a 35 mm. Leicaflex. With its brilliant viewing screen and feeling so good in the hand I often said it was like making love through the camera.
I studied the pictures in the fashion magazines and my mentors became essentially the legendary photographers who shot for Harper's Bazaar and American and European Editions of Vogue during the heyday of film photography. I continued to use the Leicaflex throughout my career in medicine including medical photography. I am a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and in applied anatomy and taught anatomy to medical students and doctors while in residency training. Four years ago I transitioned to digital photography which has opened whole new vistas of artistry and creativity. My passion is in form and the female face and figure and in capturing and displaying a woman's real feminine beauty.
I shoot outdoors mainly and at my home studio. For the past year I have been doing mansion shoots on weekends, swimwear, designer fashion, glamour, lingerie, casual chic, almost exclusively and trading my best shots which are cropped and edited as necessary and ready for print.
I chose MM because of the exposure to the largest number and variety of models and the fact that many of the models I photograph are already on MM and told me I should be too. In addition many of the photographers I routinely come in contact with at the mansion shoots that shoot for the figure and glamour mags including Maxim and at the Playboy mansion are on MM as are personal friends.
NOTICE: Presently I am expanding my portfolio and casting in the areas of beauty, glamour and figure doing free mansion shoots in Beverly Hills Estates for selected models on most Saturdays. Makeup artists and stylists are present or you can come ready to shoot. I will pay an experienced model for her time at a negotiated rate if it will benefit my portfolio or creativity not otherwise attainable on a tf basis. You can contact me at any time on this website.
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