Photographer - Journalist - Helicopter Professional
Dan is an award winning photographer and journalist based in San Diego, California. For over two decades he has focused much of his attention on the world of aviation, specifically the civil helicopter industry, and for good reason.
Dan spent twenty-years of his thirty-year law enforcement career in public safety aviation where he served as a helicopter crewman, pilot and flight instructor, conducting law enforcement, search & rescue and fire fighting missions. After retiring, he worked as a helicopter pilot on a large utility infrastructure construction project in Southern California.
He has taken this diverse work experience and his knowledge of the broader helicopter industry and merged it with his creative talents. The result is an impressive portfolio of photographic images and editorial projects that have been printed in the pages of aviation publications worldwide, many displayed here throughout the galleries.
Dan is perhaps most proud of his nineteen years as a regular photographer and contributing editor with MHM Publishing Inc; the helicopter industry's most respected media source and their flagship publications Vertical and Vertical Valor.
In addition to editorial projects, many clients rely on Dan for custom photography for marketing collateral, annual reports, corporate communications and trade shows. He also produces beautiful fine art enlargements that can be mounted and framed in traditional fashion, as dazzling, contemporary acrylic or metal wall displays or produced using any number of custom printing options.
But Dan's enthusiasm for photography does range beyond just aviation. He enjoys the opportunities and challenges that exist with any project, regardless of subject matter, and the creative processes that go into producing incredible images.