David Burton was born january 1968 in London, England. Having left school at 16, David took an apprenticeship with the hairdresser vidal sassoon and spent the next four years at his knightsbridge salon. It was while working for sassoon that he first experienced a fashion photographer at work. Assisting the renowned session hairstylist ray allington, David regularly worked on sitting for Vogue and Elle with David Bailey, Terence Donovan and the like.

Once into his late twenties, David travelled extensively in Europe and Asia pursuing his passion for skiing and climbing. During this time David became inspired to pick up a camera himself and quickly picked up assisting work in London and New York. After three years he was able to launch his solo career.

David is known for his naturalist style, where everybody seems to enjoy the good life.