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GEAR:

I shoot on a Sony A7R2 and the A6000. I have 70-200 F2.8, 85mm F1.8, 25mm F2.0, 35mm F2.8. My main flash is the flashpoint Xplor 600.

ABOUT ME

JUSTIN DANIELS

PHOTOGRAPHY + CREATIVE

BASED IN SAN DIEGO + CONECTICUT

            I have always struggled with a value proposition, ‘What makes you different?’ I’ll let my work speak for itself as I can’t. I grew up in Connecticut/New York area with my 4 siblings, most of whom I get along with... most of the time. Currently I am living in San Diego and I travel to New York several times a year. 

 

THE ORIGIN STORY

 

            One day I was asked to play taps, on my trumpet, on a float during a St. Patrick’s Day parade. I was young, 12-14, and I messed up a ton; my sharp braces being forced into my lips from the ice-cold mouthpiece caused… inconsistencies. After the parade, we retired to or friend’s farm studio. While warming up from the frigged east coast tundra I see a mess all around this studio; a mountain of flashlights, stacks of paper, fallen stacks of paper, sticky notes everywhere… oh but what is this? Out of the corner of my eye I see a camera on a shelf; instinctually I remark, “Oh, nice camera!” The owner looks at me, takes the camera of the shelf and hands it to me… “It’s yours.” I was like “WHAAAAA!!??!” and he was like “Yaaaaa” Ever since then I have been taking pictures.