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“If there is such a thing as the perfect shot, it dwells in the mundane tedium of daily life, in the towns that we pass through getting to our destination, in the gaps between other things, or the edges where worlds collide. That is where I like to photograph.”
Self-taught from a collection of dog-eared and sub-adequate film and digital cameras, Dan's unashamedly offbeat style and eclectic body of work has featured in exhibitions in the UK, New Zealand, and USA. He is regularly published online and in hard print, commissioned by commercial entities and private clients.
Now based in New Zealand, an insatiable curiosity got the better of him long ago. At 17 he visited Mexico City, an experience that set him on course to specialise in ‘ill-planned and underfunded excursions into the lesser known’ for the best part of two decades. Myanmar, Taiwan, Honduras, and Vanuatu… to mention but a few excursions and wanderings, always with camera in hand. To this day travel remains a deep passion, and photography a complimentary obsession.
During one of several overseas adventures Dan became particularly taken by the relationships between people and plants, an interest that saw him go on to obtain a degree in global horticulture and work with several leading organisations, both in the UK and internationally. It is an interest that continues to this day and plays an important role in his daily life, photography and written work. Able to photograph, write and design, Dan is regularly commissioned by a wide range of clients. He is always looking for the next interesting shot or story and eager to collaborate with others, so don't hesitate to get in touch with queries, commissions or a bright idea.
Based in Kaikoura, he travels throughout New Zealand on assignments and commissions, working with brands, organisations and individuals who want to stand apart from the rest.