Mitchell Burns

I fell in love with photography as a kid, using a simple disposable camera to capture everything that caught my eye. At 8 years old, living on a farm, there was no shortage of subjects - from animals to the paddocks, and even fishing adventures down the creek with my brother. Back then, I didn't really know what I was doing or why; I just enjoyed it.

By the time I was 15, my curiosity about photography had grown. I spent countless hours watching YouTube tutorials and scouring forums to learn how to take the perfect landscape photo. That's when I got my first panoramic film camera, an old Fujifilm G617. It wasn't easy to use, everything was manual, including reading the light with a light meter. There were plenty of disappointments when I got the film back, but the times I got it right, the photos were mind-blowing. That experience shaped my unique style and approach to photography.

Early Days

some of my most ealiest memories shooting panoramic film on my Fujifilm G617

Growing up in a mining town in central Queensland, I ended up working in coal mining for ten years right after school. Photography remained my passion, and I funded small trips around Australia on my days off to hone my skills. In 2019, I even tried opening my own gallery in Port Douglas, a dream of mine, although it didn't last due to my full-time job in mining.


After a decade in the industry i was left unhappy and uninspired

In 2022, I made a big decision to leave mining behind and focus solely on photography. I felt it was what I was meant to do all along. I started sharing behind-the-scenes videos of my photography trips on social media, which helped me gain a huge following worldwide. My goal was never to be the best photographer but to be well-known, and it worked. My work has caught the attention of TV and magazines both in Australia and internationally.

My mantra is "bringing the world a little closer so everyone can see the bigger picture." I hope my photos can change perspectives and encourage people to make eco-friendly choices.

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