Hey there, I’m Jodie Burns.
Based in Brighton and a lover of photography and videography, I fell in love with it all at a young age but never realised it was something I could pursue as a career until around the age of 17. Being at University has given me the opportunity to hone my skills and passions and I've developed a clear style and path for what I want to do. I’ve always loved going to gigs and seeing the passion that artists express when they’re performing, now I get to capture that for others to experience as well.
Burnt Out Media launched in the summer of 2017, and has been growing ever since.
Burnt Out Media stems from multiple influences, including the general aesthetic and obvious play on words with my last name. It also comes from a place of feeling burnt out with my creativity, despite being surrounded by creative outlets at University it was easy to become complacent and only 'create' in order to get a grade. I had accepted the idea of finishing university and pursuing a backup plan which didn’t involve photography or videography.
It wasn’t until I took a trip to see an old family friend, who managed to inspire me enough, so that a spark was reignited. That spark of inspiration developed into a raging fire that kept on burning and through that, we have brought it to life, developing a name, a concept, an aesthetic, a logo, an Instagram, and finally a website.
I do believe that it would have come back one day, but I’m also a believer that everything happens for a reason. I was fortunate enough for this to happen with a year and a half left of my university course, which has given me enough time to develop everything the way I wanted and also to build up a portfolio with no pressures.
I am truly grateful for that friend igniting that, in me and Burnt Out Media, and helping me develop it through constant support and guidance.
There is no sign of this fire ever burning out and the concept behind Burnt Out Media is to remind me not of feeling burnt out, but instead that small spark.