Melbourne photographic Artist
If there is one thing I've developed over two decades photographing artworks and objects for auction houses Christies and Sotheby's, it's an obsessive eye for detail and composition.
I've photographed an enormous and diverse range of amazing objects over the years, and during that time my technical skills have been honed to a level bordering on military precision. Or maybe closer to OCD...
But what I've found missing throughout this experience is the ability to express myself creatively.
Consider this my outlet.
I think the art of Burlesque so resonated with me because it's completely unrestrained - when there are no rules the creative possibilities are endless.
Femme Magnifique is my first major photographic art based series although I'm continuing to explore live performance art and the vaudeville scene I will be releasing a whole new series of works over the coming year.
The Femme Magnifique Series has accumulated a series of awards and exhibitions as well as being in a host of publications from the Weekend Australian to Italian magazine Panorama.
EXHIBITIONS (Group & solo)
2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2019 Imagine - Exhibition by Contemporary Art Awards
2019 Commerical Space, St Hotel, St Kilda
2018 Linden Gallery Postcard Show
2018 Sydney International Exhibition of Photography
2018 Solo Commercial Display, St.Hotel, St.Kilda
2018 Studio B Gallery Group Photographic Exhibition
2018 Contemporary Art Awards On-line Exhibition
2017 Jackman Gallery - Solo Exhibition Femme Magnifique
2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2017 Tall, Dark & Art - Burlesque, Let Me Tease Group Exhibition
2016 Linden Gallery Postcard Show
2015 Vox Populi Art Gallery for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2015 Ballarat Cabaret Festival, Mining Exchange
AWARDS & FINALISTS
2019 Australian Professional Photography Awards - 3 Silver
2019 Victorian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silver Distinction & 2 Silvers
2019 Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2018 Merit award, Sydney International Exhibition of Photography
2018 UK, The Society of Photographers - Highly Commended
2018 Sydney International Exhibition of Photography - Merit
2018 Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Gold & 1 Silver Distinction
2017 Third Place - International WPPI Second Half Awards Contemporary Portrait
2017 International WPPI Second Half Awards - 2 Silvers
2017 Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silvers
2017 International WPPI First Half Awards - 4 Silvers
2017 Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2017 Second Highest score Portrait Division Victorian Professional Photography Awards -
1 Gold, 1 Silver Distinction & 2 Silvers
2016 Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2016 Australian Professional Photography Awards - 3 Silvers
2016 Victorian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silver Distinction & 2 Silvers
2015 Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2015 Winner of the Best Image of Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe Festival
2015 Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silver Distinction & 1 Silver
2019 AIPP Journal, March, Issue 269, Front Cover
2018 AIPP Journal, August, Issue 264, Page 13 illustration
2017 August 'Ethereal Beauty' featured in Italy's PanoramaMagazine. Panorama is a Life Style Magazine, it has the largest magazine circulation in Italy.
2017 Weekend Australian, August 12th ‘Ethereal Beauty’ illustrated, ‘Fields of Gold’ article.
2017 Alt Life, Magazine Cover and feature article.
2015 The Courier - Ballarat, September 13th https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3344798/foto-gallery-goes-on/
DANIEL IS REPRESENTED BY THE CONTEMPORARY ART AWARDS IN QUEENSLAND
Contemporary Art Awards is an online art award, mentoring and editing service, based in the district of Brisbane. The aim of this business is to support emerging artists in their early careers. Dr Julie Rees head of the Contemporary Art Awards works with Daniel Kneebone in a mentoring role as well as representing his work through On-line sales on the Contemporary Art Awards website.