Dan is a British photographer based in Northern Norway. He studied documentary photography at the Magnum affiliated Newport University in South Wales. His main photographic interest lies in anthropology. Within that, he seeks out themes that explore how humans interact with their surroundings and how modern infrastructure and ideology coexists with the natural world.
Dan’s approach to the photographic process sees him working on lengthy research based projects, analysing a story in full before committing to the image making process. He is currently working as a freelance photographer, splitting his time between working on commissioned editorial work and developing his documentary practice.
05/08/17 - Commissioned portrait series of Sumaya Jirde Ali for Klassekampen newspaper, Norway
01/04/17 - Commissioned series on "Klippfisk" published in Norwegian Airlines Magazine.
14/01/17 - Commissioned series on "Sustainable fish farming" published in Norwegian Airlines Magazine.
12/01/17 - Published by Subjectively Objective as part of the People Book.
12/01/17 - Published by Subjectively Objective as part of the Landscape Book.
20/04/16 - Drake's Folly published in LOBBY Magazine issue III "Abundance" - ISSN: 2056-2977
26/03/15 - Drake's Folly Photo Book - Published by YONA Editions - ISBN: 978-82-999927-0-1
27/09/2016 - Awarded the project grant from the Norsk Fotografisk Fond 2016.
07/12/2015 - Selected for the Photoworks Portfolio Walk at The Jerwood Space.
30/07/2014 - Shortlisted for the TPA/RPS Environmental Awareness Bursary 2014.
29/04/2014 - Shortlisted for the Atkins Environmental Photographer of the Year.
26/06/2017 - "Beneath the Salt" Exhibition at Stormen, Bodø, Northern. Norway
22/04/2017 - "Beneath the Salt" Exhibition at the Kulturebadet, Sandnessjøen, Northern Norway
14/01/2017 - Drake's Folly exhibited as part of the annual travelling Nordnorsken showcase, Bodø, Norway.
04/6/2016 - Oftheafternoon - Issue 7 launch & exhibition at Doomed Gallery, Shoreditch, London.
26/4/2015 - Drake's Folly Book launch & exhibition at ThePrintSpace Studios, Shoreditch, London.
08/3/2014 - Espy Photographic Award show. Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales.
31/10/2017 - "Drake's Folly" Featured by Velvet Eyes Magazine (FR)
06/05/2017 - Featured as part of Fiiiirst.com photographer discussion (CA)
20/10/2016 - Interviewed and featured by Ofthelandandus (UK)
14/10/2016 - Interviewed by METAL Magazine. (UK)
02/09/2016 - Series "Drake's Folly" Featured on iGNANT (DE)
26/08/2016 - Interviewed by PHOTOGRAD (UK)
08/06/2016 - Series "High Rise Honey" published by The Spaces Magazine.
17/05/2016 - Interviewed by SEEDMONOGRAPH. (UK)
29/04/2016 - Thisispaper - Drake's Folly online feature. (UK)
21/04/2016 - Selected works featured by Formagramma. (IT)
01/04/2016 - Drake's Folly featured by Aint-Bad Magazine. (US)
24/03/2016 - Featured article on Drake's Folly by GUP Magazine. (NL)
02/03/2016 - Series Showcase on Drake's Folly by Photoworks. (UK)
31/01/2016 - Drake's Folly featured by Wandering Bears (US)
25/01/2016 - Editorial on Drake's Folly by YET-Magazine. (IT)
21/08/2016 - Drake's Folly showcase through Instagram Takeover of ThePrintSpace.
05/02/2017 - 16 day photobook workshop tour of Narvik, Norway. Commissioned by Arts Council Norway to teach "The photograph as narrative" to middle school children.
30/10/2015 - "Photography and the Landscape " Drake's Folly case study lecture at Roehampton University, London.
27/06/2015 - "Planning a Photographic Project" with Marianne Bjornmyr at Bodø media centre, Norway.
20/01/2015 - "Producing a Photo book" with Marianne Bjornmyr at Roehampton University, London.