About the Book
If You See Something is a collection of photographs shot between September 2013 and January 2014 in and around New York City with a Kodak Instamatic camera.
This was my first camera, given to me on my eighth birthday. After many years as a photographer, I decided to revisit my roots by shooting with the camera that introduced me to photography.
It was liberating to shoot with such a simple camera that reduces picture making to the basics. If you see something: shoot. Displaying multiple frames side by side created surprising juxtapositions and transitions, which let me share how I see from one image to the next.
Composing a photo is a deliberate act that I have underscored by printing the area around each image. The flow from one image to the next is my unique signature that captures the way I see what's around me.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Jan 08, 2014
- Language English
- Tags Time Sq, Brighton Beach, Polar Bear Club, New Years Day, Big Apple, Little Italy, Washington Square Park, Penn Station, Carle Place, Columbus Circle, Coney Island, New York City, Street Photography, Subway, Broadway, Southstreet, Fall, Winter, Chinatown, Hicksville, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Tribeca, Soho, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Digital, Analog, Candid, Experimental, Retro, Vintage, Film, Color, Kodak, Instamatic
After getting a Kodak Instamatic camera as a gift on his eighth birthday, photographer Dan Wagner has never looked back. At the age of fifteen, he took first and second place in a New York City photography contest for high school students. After studying photography in college, he assisted top photographers in New York and Los Angeles for several years before opening his own studio. Dan's editorial photography has been featured in leading magazines and newspapers. Over the years, he has shot major advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 clients. He has also taught photography classes at New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology. He lives with his family in Huntington, New York.