About this page
Hello, I’m Dan.
I used to work a lot as a Geologist for a small geotechnical engineering firm but things have changed. After an almost 5 year battle with my student loans I became debt free and got bit by the wanderlust bug. I’m departing March 1st for Guadalajara, Mexico and plan on getting down to Argentina before Christmas. Buena suerte right?
I’ve always been interested in photography as far back as I can remember. My mom took amazing photos of our family growing up and I think it was engrained in my mind at a young age. I used to buy disposable cameras and loved to see what came out of them. Throughout college I forgot how much fun taking photos was (I didn’t even bring a digital camera to New Zealand for a study abroad program). Then I was gifted my first DSLR, a Nikon D40. I was hooked from there. My D7000 is now a permanent mechanical appendage.
So along comes this blog. I made it for two reasons. #1: To have a place to put my pictures and write out my thoughts. #2: For others to enjoy. I’ve generally received positive feedback about my perspective, which adds fuel to the fire. My goal is to constantly learn new techniques and capture images the way I think they should be, or at least try. I think that any form of creative expression is a positive asset to the human experience.
Everyone has a story to tell even if they are unknowingly the subjects of a photograph (my favorite stories are found here). I take into consideration that everyone I see, everyone I meet, and those I don’t all have a story to tell with their very own perspective on life and I take interest in how they came up with their version of the world and how they fit in it. I think we all have the ability deep within to create an environment of our choosing and salute those that take the initiative and make it theirs. I feel it’s quite easy in this ever-evolving society we live in to fall into obligatory routines that can and mostly hinder personal growth and journeys that could otherwise lead us to truly finding out who we really are. I’ve spent a few years wondering what kind of world I want to live in and how I can create that environment. I’m working on putting these thoughts into action.
Thanks for stopping by.