by Dan Wagner
About the Book
FOUR is a collection of photographs created from June 1, 2012 through January 1, 2013 that continues the work in my earlier books Few Are Chosen, Never Seeing Nothing, and Insomnia.
I aim to identify, refine, improve and combine various components of my technique and the way I approach subject matter. It’s a journey without a final destination – there will always be more photographs.
When I’m shooting, I try to keep things loose and let the inspiration come as it may. Sometimes, it’s in someone’s body posture. Other times, it’s a feeling that something is about to happen. While locations can be starting points, inspiration has found me in New York City – in Coney Island, Hell’s Kitchen, and Jamaica, Queens. Time and again, I’m inspired by certain themes, from circus performers and people mirroring each other in various ways to -- perhaps best of all -- people lost in their own worlds.
Pop culture and current events – like Darren Aronofsky’s Noah’s Ark, David Blaine’s Electrified apparatus, and Seaside Heights, New Jersey’s Jet Star roller coaster that was sadly swept to sea by Superstorm Sandy – also present irresistible opportunities.
FOUR is just a number. There’s an infinite world of images out there still waiting to be captured.
© Dan Wagner Photography 2013 http://www.danwagnerphotography.com All Rights Reserved.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Large Square, 12×12 in, 30×30 cm
- Publish Date Jan 04, 2013
- Language English
- Tags Coney Island, Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Noah's Ark, Darren Aronofsky, David Blaine, New York City, New York, Long Island, Superstorm Sandy, Black and White, Hell's Kitchen, Night Photography, Polar Bear Club, Brooklyn, Electrified, Maryland, Chestertown, Film, Vintage, Retro, Hipster, Williamsburg, Flashbulb
From the age of eight, when he received a Kodak Instamatic for his birthday, Dan Wagner has always been passionate about photography. Following his muse, Dan majored in photography in college. He subsequently assisted top shooters, opened a photo studio, and taught photography at FIT. His expertise runs the gamut to include fine art, advertising, corporate, editorial, event, and still life photography. Dan’s clients include Chubb Group, NYPD, FDNY, NBC Comcast, DuPont, MJHS, NSLIJ, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, numerous magazines and newspapers, as well as Fortune 500 companies. When not on assignment, Dan enjoys writing novels and articles, sailing, watching foreign films, hiking, travel, and most of all spending time with his family.