Jane Burton’s Identity Theft

2nd July 2012 by


These wonderful photographs were created by the late Jane Burton, who started work as an artist for her author father, Maurice Burton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Burton) illustrating his articles and books. She later went on to do wildlife filming for the BBC and then wildlife stills photography. Latterly, she concentrated on domestic animals, particularly cats and dogs coming up with the idea of doing colour co-ordinated combinations of animals. She had a large menagerie of pets and raised more than 60 cats who became completely relaxed in her studio where they lived and she photographed them.With an incredible eye for detail and immovable patience, she sometimes waited for four hours to capture the perfect moment on camera! A pioneer in her trade,  Jane was one of the early women wildlife photographers to leave Britain for West Africa in 1960 when her husband’s job took them to Nigeria.  She lived with her husband and son and daughter at their studio nr Guildford.  Jane Burton  lost her battle with cancer in 2007. Her son, Mark has taken over her work and clearly has similar talents. http://www.warrenphotographic.co.uk/gal3800/1/photos-by-jane-burton

Some months ago, Mark sent the pictures to me with a note saying this: “I don’t know who came up with the idea of creating an email or web page under the title “Watch out for Identity Theft”. they somehow got a selection of Mum’s pictures, either scanned from books or off the Internet, but didn’t put any credit. The email has been doing the rounds for at least a couple of years, and I have received it several times from different sources. I decided to create my own version, complete with credit and send it to all my contacts in the hope that it would circulate and least some people would know where these wonderful pictures came from.”

We were so taken with  the photos and Auntie Seonaid very cleverly put together this great little video of the them.. enjoy!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1132023/Simply-purrfect-A-wildlife-photographers-labour-love.html

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