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"Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow." - Imogen Cunningham


William Burkhardt portrait instagram I'm a photographer based in the Pyrenees, France. I'm an avid martial arts practitioner specialized in brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo. I travel anywhere for my photography—I've lived 6 years in Brazil, traveled multiple times to the U.S., and eager now to discover more of eastern europe. I also have a very strong passion for visual stories and narratives.

Now, you may think storytelling isn't relevant to your project, or your brand or product. But there's a good chance it is—because that's how most of us connect to the world we live in. It's how we form ties and relationships, how the human equation comes into play; today, with social media, more so than ever before.

So this is what I'd love to do for you: illustrate your stories, make your projects shine.


jiu jitsu photography awardIn 2014, at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in Los Angeles, I received the award of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Photographer after a 4 years streak of covering the most pretigious tournaments of the sport such as the IBJJF Worlds championships in California and UEAJJF Worlds in Abu-Dhabi.


Oliver MUMM

Copenhagen, Denmark


William Burkhardt's session rate is €400,00 for the shoot. There is a €200,00 deposit required to book a session, this is non-refundable and goes towards the €400,00 total. 


William Burkhardt photographyThe photo sessions are shot at the location of your choice and our individual sessions last approximately an hour in length. We generally shoot a handful of different looks for our clients during the session. Shooting a range of looks over the course of the session allows us to get a variety of shots for your use allowing you to mix up the shots for whatever marketing purposes you choose.

Part of our process is to edit the session with you as you go. You can inspect each shot one by one with you to determine whether or not you will potentially use an image or not. By shooting and editing in this manner we can adjust the focus of the shots during the session to account for anything we feel we may have missed along the way. You'll leave knowing exactly what you will be working with when you walk out of the studio by having gone through the entire session and kept only the images that have met your approval along the way.

The approved shots will be made available on your own password protected proofing website. The images are usually posted before you leave the studio or shortly thereafter. You will be able to give the password to anyone who might help you choose the shots you decide to use. Once the session is over then it's your responsibility to work with the images that we decided to keep during your session. Should you decide to return and cover anything you feel we may have missed then you can take advantage of our returning client fee.  


Once you've chosen the shots you'd like to work with you can place an order for retouching with us. For quality control purposes we prefer to have all our work handled by our retouching team. We don't release high resolution images directly to our clients unless you elect to purchase a full buyout of your entire session for €200. Should you choose this option, you would still be able to work with our retouching team if you like or are free to take the images to your lab of choice.


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Poster sizes available:

Small (203mm x 304mm)
Medium (305mm x 456mm)
Large (407mm x 609mm)
Extra Large (508mm x 761mm)