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I CLOSED MY EYES AND SAW THIS {THE PICTURES}

In February this year I exhibited a new body of fine art work in Melbourne at the gallery I am currently represented by, Catherine Asquith Gallery. I wanted to then bring the show back home to canberra, back to the gallery that gave me my start in the fine art photography world, Photoacces {Huw Davies Gallery}.

So last month, I did. The opening night was amazing, it was so good to see so many familiar (and some unfamiliar) faces and it was nice to see that not a drop of wine went to waste. Below are some of the images that were on display. The first set of 11 images were all shot on film and are displayed at a minimum size of 120mm on the longest side (editions of 5). The second set of square images were shot on my travels (all but one shot digitally). I want to take this opportunity to thank the models in my images, all those that made it along to the exhibition (in both melbourne and canberra) and I would like to give a huge shout to to Jocelyn Rosen who was generous enough to open my show with some beautiful words.

To anyone out there that is sitting on a collection of personal work, you should get it up onto a wall as soon as you can. It’s really quite liberating.

 

alyda - so bummed we could not make the show danny. your images are just incredible. such a talented boy x

jeff marsh - ya, bro

sammy blake - it is so good to see all these images hanging all the walls. through all the resistance you made it through !!! so proud of you my dear! and so proud I get to be one of you muses and be one of the subjects in your art! hahaha ;) I’ll climb up another giant termite mound for you any day. see you sooon dannny! xoxoxo

chris prestidge - my favourite work of yours yet, absolutely love this series dan!

Justin - excellent work! are any prints available for purchase?

Lucky - So I guess this is more evidence that wedding photographers aren’t just hack photographers like some people would like to believe. :)

Amazing work Dan, I really love the consistent theme you have throughout the work. The 2nd picture down is my winner, but it’s not a competition so it doesn’t really matter. :)

Stew - Wonderous.

Kate Robinson - Beautiful, beautiful work Dan! Must be so amazing to see it in the gallery, off the computer and actually printed! Bit of a rarity these days.

Kirsty Aksentiew - AWESOME Dan. Absolutely amazing work

Chatti - You are amazing.

steve bebb - humbling, how damn talented you are. proud of you for taking this leap.

Josh Mikhaiel - So so impressive Dan, Love the fine art style coming through. Really really beautiful frames.

Bek - Hah! When I saw the title of this post I thought “fantastic, he’s going to post his collection of random sleeping people”!

Still…..not disappointed, not one bit! Well done, lovely work!

Shauna - Oh, Mr. O’Day…. beautiful.. breathtaking..chilling..inspiring..thought provoking. What a brilliant series.

kellie - d.o.d. you continue to continue to be such a incredible source of inspiration. thank you.

JK Blackwell - Wish I was there! Looks amazing man! Hope you get to show in Sydney one day :)

Scout - So awesome man, I will always love the beach shots.

MARSOTTO (THIS & THAT) - [...] Attimo stool by Maddalena Casadei 2010 and art by Dan O’Day. 2. Paris side table with handles by Jasper Morrison 2010 and art by Scott Peterman. 3. Tilt console [...]

Kristian Leven - What this proves is that you’re not just a very fine wedding photographer, but an incredibly talented photographer full stop. Love these mate.

ed peers - That room is now a holy place.

Matt Smith - Impressive Dan, love the space too! Congratulations

SHOBANA & DAVID {THE ROBERTSONS} GOT MARRIED ON A DRY LAKE BED, THE ONE, THE ONLY, LAKE GEORGE

It is an honor to be asked to shoot a wedding on the best of days, but when a talented wedding photographer like David asked me to shoot his wedding i was (of course) humbled and felt no pressure at all! (you can see some of his work here, he goes alright). Below is the story of the day Shobana and David married ON the amazing Lake George, just outside of Canberra, Australia. Their story is beautiful and so was this day. I had the privilege of my good friend Kelly Tunney come along and second shoot this one with me and of course (as always) my right hand man James (Thommo) Thomson… What a day, I hope you enjoy.

Rachael - Killing it! Awesome Set Dan! Every images is so filled with story… I’m sure Mr & Mrs Robertsons with love them. :)

Emilie - Gorgeous! These night shots are amazing.

Kristian - Awesome work Dan – loved the four-shot sequence at the top with the two kids. Great stuff.

Craig + Kate - holy shabang batman this is NICE! =)

Alyda - I looked at these images and they made me feel very happy. Wowsers Danny!

todd hunter mcgaw - oooooh that’s a goodie!

Ben - These are insane Dan! Inspiring to say the least……

David & Shobz - Words can’t express.. Eternally grateful

amanda vanvels - wow these are so, so wonderful!

john benavente - rock on dan!

Eric Savoie - Ka-pow..really sweet Dan.

katelyn - You outdid yourself! Amazing wedding! Congrats to the bride and groom.

Rebecca - Wow, I love the way you see things!!!!

stewart - Stellar!

Adam Cavanagh - Absolutely brilliant!!And congrats to the Robertsons!

MITCH POHL - KICK ASS :-)

Jack Chauvel - Beautiful coverage of beautiful people :)

Julian - Timeless and Beautiful… as usual!!

gemma higgins - Brilliant as always x

Anna - LOVE!!! One of my favorites!

Mark - Never thought I’d see a wedding on Lake George! You guys pulled it off well – great job Dynamic Duo! Loved that kids series.

ryan flynn - I love how after looking through these, you feel like you were not only there, but like you’re friends of the bride and groom.

Marc Ash - Nailed it man.

Scott English milam - I audibly Gasped at the pictures. This is so beautiful! thank you for sharing it with us! WOW!

James Melia - Just bloody awesome!

James Frost - Your a clever bugger ! This is off the hook ! Great work as always dude :)

Philip Daly - Delicious and V Tasty too !!!!!!! Great work you crazy Irish Man ;-)

Gemma Williams - This is so good, it actually hurts. Awesome work!!! :)

Bettina - Flippin amazing again Dan, love the little boys face after he fell classic. xoxo

Lisa - Mind is blown! Stunning!

Scout - Dudeeee, so so awesome.

Love the shots of the kidlets ;)

Jay - Love it Dan!! Awesome!!

The Robertsons | Studio Home - [...] to just 7 pics! Yet another incredibly creative, beautiful and emotive collection of images from Dan O’Day capturing the marriage of The Robertsons at Lake George near Canberra. Do yourself a favour and go [...]

Myekie - Shot 144 in near Darkness is just amazing. Great work Dan!

Emily - beyond awesome xo

Delia - Love every one! And that bride and her bridesmaids are just so beautiful!

Julia - Dano everything about that set of images is absolutely perfect! I am so blown away..

ed peers - Brilliance.

Ben Murphy - Original spice every time!

jazzy - LOVE <3

BT - Love it Danzer. DR’s wedding and all dude ;-)

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nirav - Taking it straight into the night!! Lovely work Mr. Dan and congratulations to you and WIFE ;) David!

xian alexander - Amazing, such a great setting too!

Alan Hughes - storytelling at it’s best, awesome work…

JK Blackwell - I love that you’ve included the The Bevers (fish, guests), who were also invited to the dinner party. Thumbs (big toes too) up!

Linda - Mr O’Day, you are truly amazing. I am in awe of your talent.

Rik Pennington - Inspiring vision. Again.

ANITA & DOMINIC ARE MARRIED

In may this year I traveled to Port Douglas in North Queensland to photograph the wedding of two dear friends of mine, Dom & Anita. They rock as you are about to see. I had my talented friend Kirra come along in the role of co-pilot for this one. Enjoy!

ed peers - Pure gold man.

amanda vanvels - oh how lovely!

Ty - As always, just awesome. Loved the last few images.

Richard Ware - SMASHED IT!!! Fantastic set dude.

Alyda - I loves them Danny!

Kate - Amazing! Love every single image. Beautiful.

chris prestidge - lovely story, beautiful tones all the way!

Ben Bourne - Ah what a beautiful day, I’m so happy to have been a part of it.
Awesome work Dan, you captured how beautiful Anita looked that day perfectly! :)

LOGAN COLE - SERIOUSLY KILLER! I refuse to believe that those trees are real. Awesome job as always man.

catherine - always so good.

tasj - Gorgeous Dan. The perfect accompaniment to my morning cuppo x

Tracy - Like! Like a lot!

Scout - So awesome man.

Kirra Cheers - Wow Dan – you have stepped it up yet again. Really beautiful. The sequence of the mirror and her hands is smoking.

john - great set Dan! (as is, nice photographs)

Amanda - has anyone ever told you that you’re awesome?
probably heaps, hey. :D

Jonathan Wherrett - Beautiful stuff mate!

Krista Martin - You never fail to impress Dan. Such a stunning bride too ;)

Krista Martin - You never fail to impress Dan. Such a stunning bride too ;)

Sheridan - So so so beautiful Dan :) What an awesome couple x

James Frost - Wow! …..
Off the hook dude !

David Moore - Love them.

Glenn Weaver - Amazing Dan, and such a cool wedding

Andy Gaines - Amazing work as ever – and what a beautiful place!

Claudia Rose Carter - Wow. What inspirationally beautiful photographs and what an amazing looking wedding and couple!

michelle waspe - absolutely stunning!

joanna brown - Just doing a Danny dance, loves all of them, beautiful work Mr x x

Gemma Williams - LOVE! Amazing x

alvaro martino - just lov it, great work, lov the style!!!!!!

keep the good work!

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xian alexander - Seriously, great work Dan. Awesome style!

Victoria - I took a picture of that church 8 years ago on my gap year! : ) What a beautiful place to get married. A stunning collection of images Dan – top work!

Mo Govindji - Nicely done Dan!

Pobke - I especially like how you got the normal sized grass and miniature people!!

Pobke - (SO beautiful, Dizzle!) :)

Anita Coulton - Best day ever, thank you Dan for working your magic!

Anita Coulton - And for everyones comments, they’re swell!

dana - be still my heart. xo

Mark - High five’s man, just awesome brother.

Vintage Wedding Inspiration: Tea Length Dresses | Retromania - [...] friend sent through a link to this blog post about this wonderful vintage-styled wedding photographed by Dan O’Day .  I love everything about it!  The tea-length wedding dress [...]

Bettina - Awesome Dan, love all of it. x

jason starr - Awesome work Dan the Man. You make fnq look cool.

fer juaristi - dude, frame after frame the story goes on, love them.

Rebecca - What a fantastic setting for a wedding!

Thomas Dufourneau - Photographies - Gorgeous pictures!!! Awesome work Dan…

Laura Calderwood - Wow, these are incredible. And what a cool wedding – I love the brides dress and that birdcage veil, and her red lipstick and the bridesmaids dresses. And Anita has the most amazing hair! Beautiful images x

Amber’s Elegant & Fun Blue Wedding Inspiration Board | Afloral.com Wedding Blog - […] Inspiration Photo:  Dan O’Day  |  Floral Designer: […]

Matt Smith - I love the related manner of the couple in these captures and it makes me feel like I was there looking through these images.

James - Great stuff. Creative, quirky and playful

EMILY & PETR IN FRONT OF AMAZING TREES BY THE SIDE OF AN AMAZING LAKE IN AMAZING PRAGUE)

I was invited along to photograph Emily and Petr’s wedding in beautiful Prague earlier this year… Here is a picture for now.. so much more to share soon.

alyda - amazing (sorry couldn’t help myself). no but it really is :)

Joshua Mikhaiel - Such a nice frame Dan!

Lozzie - Love it! xox

Jessica Bell - Love this Dan.

Jess - Ahh, Alyda beat me to it! But yes… Amazing. :)

meg - Beautiful. As always.

Melissa - It’s a real teaser this one! Can’t wait to see more!

Dominik - A very impressive location and a wonderful picture!

starrman - mmmm nice Mr Oday, very nice

Martin - Awesome, can’t wait to see more!

ed peers - Just so good Dan.

Laura Calderwood - Wow, this is stunning!

{I CLOSED MY EYES AND SAW THIS} – SOLO SHOW – CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

My first solo photographic exhibition was in 2006 at the Huw Davis Gallery (PhotoAccess). This show marked the beginning of my career in fine art photography and because of this, I have a sentimental attachment to this amazing gallery and to the inspiring people who run it.  No matter how much I become invested in the commercial side, my fine art photography will continue to be an important part of my growth as an artist and as a photographer. To accomplish this, I like to push myself to create a new body of work every year and then celebrate it with a gallery show. So with that, I officially invite you to the opening night of my next solo show “I closed my eyes and saw this”. I exhibited this body of work earlier in the year in Melbourne and I am excited to be able to bring it to the gallery where it all started for me.

I closed my eyes and saw this” - New Works by Dan O’Day (that’s me)

16 August to 2 September 2012 {Opening night Thursday 16 August – 6pm sharp}

Huw Davies Gallery, Photoaccess - Corner Manuka Circle and New South Wales Crescent, Griffith ACT (next door to the Manuka Pool)

Hope to see you there for a drink! (and a piece of cheese)

Image below: The Count – 2012 – 120cm x 96 cm edition of 5

Paul Boundy - looking forward to seeing your work, recommended by my sisters erica and erin margan

Lisa - I wish I could make it to this exhibition. I am sure it will be amazing.

dylan - wish we could make it, love this image. best of luck.

Brian Terry - I’m in a taxi from Cork right now dude – seriously – best of luck with it….BT!

JK Blackwell - Ah… I am going to miss this one – I hope you’ll bring your exhibition to Sydney! x

gee - Something hidden in this image. Pretty scary. Other images on your blog takes attention away from it, kind of distraction but when i look just in to this image alone gives me chills. Very powerful stuff. Reminds me slow-mo scene in the woods from Antichrist the movie. Amazing.

JUST A FEW FOR NOW – SHOBANA & DAVID

isaiah - YES

James frost - Very nice ! Love the last one ! :)

Alyda - Oh I love these clever Dan!

Lexie B - Absolutely stunning as always Dan!

Christine - Beautiful! :) Really really beautiful.

Rachael - Amazing as always Dan, Can’t wait to see more! :)

Craig + Kate - Aaaaahboom! That’s what I’m taking about….. Awesome mate! :)

Lisa Jay - I love the feel of image 2 & the sillouette in image 3 & the space between them.

marc ash - Last image is magnificent :)

Julianna Koh Blackwell - So beautiful! The last image especially :) x

Colsie - The last pic is awesome….

Xian Alexander - Beautiful! Love the negative space in the last frame.

shauna nicole - new fan right here!

scott thomas - Nice work! Such a beautiful location to shoot. I bet the clients loved these photos! Keep up the good work.