About Alison Burnett
My love of photography developed from taking the good old holiday snap, and I realised I had an eye for a good image. As a teacher at a secondary school I also had the chance to glance at some of my tutees’ photography sketchbooks, thought I could do that, hence I completed my A level Photography at night school in June 2012.
This has opened my eyes to so many genres of photography and techniques, from the modern day digital age to the formative techniques, all of which I continue to explore further. I look for the normal in everyday life. The American documentary photographers, such as Lee Friedlander and Robert Frank as well as Martin Parr, have influenced some of my work. Documenting life around the world still remains a passion, whether this be on my doorstep or in far flung places. In my imagery I am always looking to capture the culture and colours of where I am, in essence encapsulating everyday real life. I prefer to catch the unguarded moment instead of the staged pose, and love to enjoy the influence of natural light on the imagery.