1962-1982=After graduating from high school, I had a strong interest in art making, I was
hired by Kline’s department store as window dresser in the Display Department. Later, I took a
position as a furniture floor designer for Macy’s. After that I began a career in interior design. It
consisted of design and decoration of commercial interiors; restaurants, hotels, nursing homes,
school, offices and dormitories. I worked as a designer for A J Joyce Co., Commercial Contract
Interiors and National Store Fixtures.
1982-Prescient=Finishing my undergraduate degree in Photography at the Kansas City Art
Institute and then built a photography business. I have worked in almost all aspects of photography
including, photo journalism, legal, stock, business portraits, studio-product, modeling, media,
wedding-events and fine art. I am qualified in studio lighting and location photography. I have
worked on projects for Reese Nichols Realty, North East Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan
Community Colleges, KC Convention and Visitors Association, UPS, Disney products, KC
Business Journal, State of Missouri and all the major hotels in town. I also taught beginning and
advanced photography at Maple Woods Community College for nine years. I worked for and
managed several One Hour photo labs over the years. For the last 3 yr. I have been able to
working full time on personal projects.
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"I love the exploration. Discovery is
what gives me motivation, finding the
unique. Yes, I still believe in the
unique, the one of a kind."
Dan’s background in art is extensive and varied. Photographer, designer, technician, producer and
teacher. Highly trained with a BFA in photography from the nationally renowned Kansas City Art
Institute and a lifetime of working in the in art . Dan is well versed in photography, design and the
plastic arts. He is known for his creativity and versatility. He has shown at such venues as the
Kansas City Artist Coalition and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. He is at this time devoting full
time to working on experimental projects.