Dan has lived 35 years in Asia (Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong), having grown up mostly in the U.S. He’s taken photos from a young age and was influenced by his mother, a painter. Got trained in the darkroom with monochrome film at 10 years old in the early 1970's. Bought his own first (film) camera, a used Olympus OM-1 with 50mm lens, in Hong Kong in 1983. With that camera in the ‘80’s, he took coloured slides in Nicaragua, Europe and China. Between then and now, he’s made a living as a seaman on a tanker ship, a secondary school history teacher for students in Harlem NYC, developing financial software, as a technologist for big global brands and briefly running a boutique digital cinema services company. He also tried his hand briefly at filmmaking and selling sailboats. In the last few years, he has been working seriously on his photography (including winning a prize in a Ricoh photography contest in 2020). Dan lives with his wife and children on Cheung Chau.