My name is Dan and I live in Ottawa, Canada.
While I’ve had a camera since I was young, my photographic life changed drastically in 2008 with when I put together my first 360˚ panoramic image.
There are a few reasons why I love them so much.
The first is obvious. It can immerse people in a place they can’t get to on their own. On a more philosophical level there is something deeper that keeps me making these things. While the final product may seem simple, I love the unique stories they tell, I love capturing the completeness of a location and I love the complexity of making them.
Once completed, I love seeing the slow unfolding of the scene before me and the never-endingness of these images. Simply put, they are my photographic version of Zen’s Ensō Circle. With one sweep of the camera I can make something fluid, raw, unfinished, unplanned and yet somehow perfect in its own way.
While I do photography on a big scale and I’m obsessed with the grand, I’m also fascinated by the smallest things within those locations – simple examples of everyday people doing everyday things. If I can combine the big and the small together in a single photo I’ve made a little magic. It doesn’t always happen, but it is nice when it does and that quest keeps me looking for the next one.
I hope others see value in these images too, if not today, then maybe years from now when time has made made some of these places and people start to fade away.
Thanks for dropping in and please enjoy the site,