I grew up in England & Wales and currently live in the south of England. I began studying photography in 2003 and completed my degree in 2011. I’m studio- and darkroom-trained; I work in analogue & digital mediums; and I’m gradually building up my collection of cameras. My preferred genres are portraiture, still life, street, architecture and landscape.
I’ve taken part in exhibitions in Bridport Arts Centre and the Art House. I’ve photographed for performance companies, schools, clubs, musicians, artists, and retailers. I am always looking for models, collaborators, and commissions (I work for love but not love alone, you understand).
As documented herein, I am a maker of mice & an occasional accidental poet. Elsewhere I’m a member of a storytelling group and a drumming group; I busked in Cardigan Music Live 2003; I sell crafts at fairs; and because of my cross-country education I have a variable accent (so I’m told) and a pidgin grasp of five languages, so I’ve renewed my study of German.
I’m the co-founder and official photographer of Hampshire Feminist Collective, in which capacity I write, edit, organise, design, run workshops, occasionally speechify, and (naturally) photograph events (and shenanigans).
I also work in a theatre and a gallery café. I collect books, hats, old coins, & experimental processes. My favourite writers are M.R. James, Edith Sitwell, & Jacqueline Simpson. I am interested in a lot of things and fond of silly things.
The Blog is an area of organised chaos, wherein can be found new artworks & projects, moments of inspiration, short accounts of my daily misadventures, book extracts, quotable quotings, links and found imagery. Allegedly, the Black Acanthus is a swashbuckling hero in the grand tradition of the Scarlet Pimpernel.
You can email me at rosemariaburns[at]gmail.com.