About

A black and white portrait of Dan MacDonald

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A Little About Me

I am a landscape photographer and photography instructor from Moncton, New Brunswick. Self-taught, I started with film in 1990 before switching to digital in 2006. Like many beginners, I dabbled in several genres as I tried to find my footing. Thanks to my children and their activities, I discovered a niche in sports action and dance photography. For over a decade, I photographed sports at various levels from youth to elite, photographed recitals for two of Moncton's youth dance companies, and provided sports and editorial services to media and government. I have also taught introductory photography, in both classroom and one-on-one settings, since 2011.

I was the 2015 Port Bickerton Lighthouse artist-in-residence. The residency provided the opportunity to dedicate two full weeks to landscape photography as well as a personal project on lobster fishing. That same year, I was awarded a creation grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board, which allowed me to further develop my landscape work.

Since 2007, I have had several prints accepted into juried exhibitions in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec.

My current work concentrates on rural and coastal landscapes within the Maritime provinces.

I live in Moncton, where I continue to work, teach, and hone both my craft and my vision.

A Little About My Work

I strive to create work that is both timeless and relatable to as large an audience as possible.

I stay close to home, highlighting the natural, rugged, and inherent beauty of the Maritimes. I am particularly drawn to coastal areas and to the merger of land, sea, and horizon.

Whenever possible, I prefer minimalism, negative space, and the ability to isolate my subjects within both their surroundings and the final composition. I often work in black and white. I use a minimum of post-processing - I capture scenes, I don't create them.

I don't make statements about individual works or series. They are recorded through my lens but should be experienced through yours.

Your world, my vision, one image at a time.