Lights: Camera: WOW!
'Its not just photography...its ART!'
Although photography is without a doubt an art form, not all photographers equally, or skillfully, weave the decorative with the visual in the creation of their final images. I am not sure I have profiled anyone who so beautifully combines so elements of design within their work. Daniel from Anubis Photography is sort of a image creating one man band. He doesn't just shoot his subjects (and himself in the image directly above), the artist creates the concept, styles it, handles the fashion, make-up, hairstyles and of course lighting and shooting.
My experience with anyone, let alone an artist, who is skilled at everything, often has meant that although they may do everything well, they don't do one particular thing exceptionally. Daniel most certainly punches a big hole my previously held theory. Because he is also a model, Daniel can often act as his own muse, experimenting with styling, makeup and hair and concept before bringing another into the creating process. From conception through final image, you can tell that in each photo, his skill, and his hand, were a part of every detail in the creation of the image. Although styling and fashion are obviously a passion, Daniel never goes too far, using his skills wisely, but not showing it off by taking things too far. Daniel uses restraint to ensure the model, and concept, remain the focus within the image.
I think I especially love how Daniel's light touch with color, fashion with little distraction, creates such strong images. The men within Daniel's photographs exude both an emotional, as well as physical strength, and appear luminescent with the light and shadow he both surrounds and bathes them in.
The 30 year old self taught photographer lives and works out of Miami. He has been shooting for about seven years. Daniel's actual full time job is as an X-Ray Technologist, but has a strong desire to make photography his full time profession. He is also self taught both in the makeup and hair styling. Daniel says that his specialty is high fashion and avant garde photography, but also excels in Beauty, portraiture as well as nude and implied nudes.
Daniel got his start in photography shooting bridal portraits for a friend in North Carolina, his passion grew from there. He has worked with runner up contestant Laura Kirkpatrick from cycle 17 of "Americas Next Top Model". Ken Thompson from the hit TV series, "Make me a supermodel", and is in the process of collaborating with Recording Artist Idelia Mars to provide the makeup looks for an upcoming music video she is shooting.
Daniel's says that his inspirations include Lady Gaga (who should hire him!) and Americas Next Top Model, but he draws Most of his inspiration from everyday objects, people, and animals. Daniel is working hard to be discovered and eventually published in high end magazines. Although Daniel says that his never having had a class in photography, hair styling or makeup art make him a bit unique in the field, to me, it is his masterful artistry that truly has his photographs stand out.
Anubis Photography on ModelMayhem
Daniel's official site Libra looks