I’m trying to figure how to explain David Burnett because he doesn’t really fit anywhere, and that my friends, is a compliment. Let me start here. Iranian Revolution. Vietnam. Bob Marley, The Olympics. Politics. Oh, and when everyone went digital he went right to the 4×5. The people I know who know David just refer to him as “Burnett.” Kinda like Don Johnson in Miami Vice. Just “Crockett.” Actually, come to think of it, Crockett’s code name when dealing with the bad guys was……BURNETT. Go figure.
David represents something I hold in the highest regard; a real career as a witness, journalist, photographer and “newsman.” I don’t want to say people can’t do this today, they can, but things are just different now. I got a chance to sit down with him and talk social media, the industry and a little about this thing we call “photography.” Thanks Burnett.