Dan’s photographic work seeks to reveal a uniquely different view of less-seen elements of the San Francisco urban flow. Dan grew up in SF inspired by a highly art-centric world in the home. His father founded the Dilexi Gallery here (1958-1970), and also produced several art films including Sun Ra's "Space is the Place". Interweaving aesthetics, music and technology has been core in Dan's creative evolution which equally balances these three mediums.
Dan’s photographic process makes use of layering, texture, abstraction and earth, industrial and black and white tones to convey strong, yet subtle forms which invite thoughtful investigation. The works are usually presented as large format prints either laminated onto wood panel or framed with custom welded, raw steel. Dan has also produced several hand-built lightboxes which add another dimension to the urban abtrasct subject via illumination and use of textured papers. Most Recently Dan has begun to explore a mixed media approach using acryllic paint, wood panel, found industrial objects, plexiglass, and photographic transparencies.
Dan has shown his works in several Bay Area galleries, and commercial venues, and in galleries in New York City and Philadelphia.
In addition to his photographic work, Dan is also musician, having released albums on the Six Degrees Records world music label, and is also co-founder and architect of the San Francisco based startup: convozine.com. Convozine is a network for people to create online magazines that function as community publishing vehicles.