Melbourne-born artist and photographer
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 series and I'm continuing to explore live performance art and the vaudeville scene in new works.
When I'm not behind the camera or working away on my Mac, I'm most likely at home with my wife and son in St Kilda, Melbourne.
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 Panarama.
2017 Jackman Gallery - Solo exhibition Femme Magnifique
2017 Ballarat International Foto Bienalle
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
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
2017 Victorian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Distinction & 2 Silvers
Third highest score Portrait division
2016 Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards 2016
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
2015 Winner of the Best Image of Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe Festival
2015 Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silver Distinction & 1 Silver
daniel is represented
by the jACKMAN gallery
The Jackman Gallery has established itself in St Kilda as one of Melbourne’s major contemporary art galleries.
The gallery represents a select group of established painters, sculptors and photographers, sourcing some of Australia’s most innovative emerging talents.
I have been represented by Jackman Gallery