Welcome to The Burly Photographer Photography and Video website.

I am Richard McKenzie and I am The ‘Burly’ photographer. As you might see in the photo above, I have very broad shoulders and used to be a prop-forward, which has left me looking ‘burly’.

A lot of my photography has concentrated on shooting at Burlesque shows and as I slowly become a world famous Burlesque photographer and because I have very broad shoulders I became the The Burly Photographer.

I want the people that I photograph to be able to rest their narrative on my broad shoulders and in relax in the knowledge that I have the strength, depth and breadth of experience to tell their story through my photographs.

I shoot in black and white and in colour, each picture is chosen to give voice to the subject to give voice to the, sometimes, voiceless and to ensure that when you make your own history you have the images to tell the tall tales that you want to tell.

As The Burly Photographer I have shot beautiful images across the world, I have shot Burlesque Shows around Europe and am as comfortable taking pictures in the relaxed confines of an English country church, in the middle of the frenetic glitter of a burlesque show, in the calm meeting rooms of a corporate meeting and in between the protesting lines of a rolling demostration.

While you are here, have a look at my showreel.

I want to liberate and empower my subjects, whether they are booked in for a portrait, appearing in a show or are down on their luck.

There are a number of areas I concentrate on and you can see my main areas of expertise by clicking the links below:

Video – The moving image really holds the audience and tells your story in a whole new way. Lets make video together and tell a new story.

Burlesque – I have shot shows in London, Germany and travel all around the world to take the perfect image of your show or for your burlesque portfolio.

Commercial Photography – If you are running an event, exhibition, conference or just need to have great memories of the office Xmas party.

Wedding and Civil Partnerships – Make your wedding even more special and a photography package from the Burly Photographer.

Parties – Everyone loves a good party. Make sure yours becomes an ‘event’ with a party package of video or stills or even both from the Burly Photographer

Head Shots – Make sure your LinkedIn shot or actor’s portfolio pic is up-to-date and shows you off.

Boudoir – I believe in empowering women to all them to show their true side and create exciting images that are just for them, for their partner or just for fun.

If you are looking for the perfect image for your show or some exciting Boudoir shots give me a call on 07739 801929.