About Dan * There are two kinds of photographer: picture takers. And picture makers. I’m a picture maker. * My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic110 point-and-shoot. My first real camera was a Pentax ME Super. I loved that camera. * My only other jobs besides photography have been in food service back-of-the-house prepping and cooking. And a quick stint repairing sewing machines. * I survived raising four daughters. I can handle whatever you throw at me. * In college I transitioned from fine art to photography – I felt compelled to make a living – and, there were those four daughters. * Ten years shooting for regional and national department stores was great training in efficiency and production. * I designed, staffed, equipped and managed a 25,000 sq. ft. in-house studio for one of those department stores – fantastic experience. * Running my own studio, though, is what I’ve always wanted to do. * I build sets in the service of telling stories. I light a scene to evoke an emotion. * It’s Roscoe’s studio. He lets us hang out. * I love welcoming clients, guests and friends to the studio. In addition to being a great space to shoot, the studio is an awesome party spot. Just saying.