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Dan is a photographer interested in documenting the broken edges of the man-made world, where nature creeps back in. He finds beauty in the patterns, textures, colors, and forms found in the process of decay. Each of his photographs has emerged from a process of stripping away extraneous elements until a pure detail emerges. He composes in the camera, using his body to zoom in, out, up or down.

Artistically, Dan takes most of his influence from the world of abstract expressionist painting. The purity of form and composition is more important than any recognizable subject matter.

Over the past 25 years, Dan's professional career has spanned a variety of design disciplines, ultimately focusing on User Experience Design (the art of making things easy to use). He spent 6 years at Thuuz as VP of User Experience, 10 years as Creative Director for Pandora, and several years designing museum exhibits and other fun stuff.

As a student, Dan studied Product Design at Stanford - a unique program blending the disciplines of engineering and art.