Monday, June 18, 2012

Dan Winters

Dan Winters is most known for his celebrity portraits. After studying photography at college in Southern California, Dan finished his formal education at the film school of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.  He began his career in photography as a photojournalist in his home town in Ventura County, California.  An endless amount of politicians, musicians and actors have been photographed by him. However he doesn't limit himself to portraiture. Within his photography he also focuses on objects and documentary work. He also draws and makes videos. His photographs have been published in a vast number of magazines and he has received numerous awards for his work. His portraits are just stunning. The number one thing I look for in photographs is the use of light. I have been fascinated by how photographers use light and Dan does incredible things with light. He reminds me of Annie Leibowitz a lot by how he photographs people. He chooses to shoot them differently than how people see them day to day. He has shot every celebrity  you can think of... Tupac, Christopher Walken, Will Farrell, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Heath Ledgar and Tom Hanks. 

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