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A FEW QUIET MOMENTS WITH DHRUV & DARSHANA

A few months ago I spent an afternoon on a mountain with Dhruv & Darshana. It was pretty and they are awesome. I’m, shooting their wedding at the end of this month in Brisbane, exciting times ahead.

liz arcus - SIMPLY quiet & beautiful Dan. Love !

Cam Neville - Beautiful my friend.

Christina - So sweet. Love seeing your work Dan, brings a smile to my face!

Christine - pretty pretty. :)

Robert Meredith - Beautiful work Dan. That B+W double with the wind catching her hair is superbly intense. Love it! x

Kirra Cheers - Wow dan – stepping it up. Beautiful.

Anna - Stunning.

David Robertson - looove it man

Derek Ho - such beautiful compositions and colours

bek - gorgeousness.

Jess - breathtaking……….

juan vicente benavente mata la gente - dude that second last frames is money!

Catherine - Incredibly Soulful…

Catherine - Incredibly Soulful…

Travis Shumate - Beautiful!

Delia - Always so moving Mr O’Day

Andy Gaines - Always look forward to your posts Dan – great as always! Cheers for sharing.

ed peers - Awesome frames Dan. Inspiration.

Julianna - This is so beautifully captured – the love and bond between Dhruv & Darshana. Darshana has such pretty hair!

gee - special !!!!!

Matt - Lovely editing, the black and whites look amazing.

Joyce Alexander - The lighting and emotion in these blow my mind! <3 it. <3 it. <3 it.

james frost - some passion there!!! great work dude

fer juaristi - I feel them, love this set.

Kristian Leven - Pretty unbelievable – gorgeous photos Dan

Fotograf Chorzów - Fabulous imagery from beginning to end!

AN AFTERNOON WITH JAYDEN & CAROLINE – AKA “THE WOODNOTES” {FOREVER}

Jayden and Caroline are not only lovebirds but they are also fantastic wedding photographers from the far away land we call America (you can view their work here). In November of last year during their visits downunder, we spent an afternoon out on Jaydens family property in a beautiful part of Victoria called the Macedon Ranges. Yep… I could live there… for eternity. Caz, Jaydz… love you guys. Please keep on being rad xx

hugh - dan o’friggin’day. such a beautiful session.

Kristian Leven - I absolutely love the mood in these pictures. Antithesis of the cheesy engagement shoot. If I was ever to do shoots like this, well, this is pretty much how I’d do them.

Rebecca - This captures them so well! Love these two. Amazing photos. Gave me chills.

Chelsea Parsons - yep… awesome! Loving all the dark shots, so much mood.

lisa - yep. amazing.

Scott - beautiful man.

Jonas Seaman - Love this soooooo much!!

Katie K - Freaking AWESOME work as always Dan.

Christine - me rikey. a lot. :)

Jess - I believe you are one of my photographic heroes! I love the depth of your work!!!

Andrew Cahill - These are beautiful, creates such an awesome feeling.

Tim - Dude, as always – fantastic. But I’m compelled to ask, did this dude borrow your shirt for the shoot? ;-)

nate kaiser - bagnargnars.

caroline lee // a woodnote - DANNY! when i selflessly gave jayden MY dream pressie for his 30th (this shoot with you), i had a vision in my head of what the outcome would be, but this is SO MUCH BETTER than what i saw in my head. these are the once-in-a-lifetime shots that we’ll giggle and cry over for the rest of our days, and hope our future offspring will remember us by them; as eccentric, quirky, laughing, kissing lovebirds captured by you. we’re so over the moon you’re our friend. thank you, thank you, sir. we love you. xx

marina - I want a forever session!!!!

Albert Palmer - Love the ones of them lying down in the field – stunning

Catherine - Beautiful people, beautiful images.

cassi kennedy - love love love LOVEEEEEE THESE!!!!!!!

Laurine Lee - I’m so in love with this. I also love that not only did my clothes make it… but my gorgeous Harper Lee saying hello from the old Merc. Gorgeous. I think I love you Dan.

Meli - It is like watching a romantic movie…

john warren - so much gold !

michelle - goodness gracious me, dan o’day.

bettina - Love this story, always sooo good Dan O’Day.

Sheridan - Beautiful, so beautiful :)

Derek Ho - So very cinematic !

Alyda - Oh I love these two so much Danny and you’ve captured them perfectly. Genius. Xxoo

Molly - Holy freaking goodness! Absolutely exquisite! :)

Sarah Williams - Love love love – amazing Dan : )

john benavente - ballin’

mae - Dan- these are great…so raw and fresh. just beautiful.

matt sloan - i love this couple. i love you.

Lyndzee Ellsworth - DANIEL!!!!!!! Just stop it already. I can not wait for the day that you capture Roger and I. (ahhh, someday) These are stellar. And Caroline is beautiful beyond words.

You go girl!

Julianna - So beautiful!!

Marryam Lum - So beautiful, you are too amazing :)

nirav - I love the feel of these images my friend. You rock my world Mr. Dan.

michele bowman - these are intimate, personal and just absolutely lovely in every way. i just love how you see things and use the light around you.

Anna - I love what you see! You are magnificent!

mitch - this is why you are the best! jonas who? sean who?

Pierre - In france we said : “pétard de bon de dieu de bois que c’est beau !!”
pretty much mean : “i m in love of your work !!!!!”

Matt - Love the way you use black. I thought photography was all about light? ;o) And your editing is just beyond. Thanks for inspiring me while I’m editing a wedding.

Tamara - I think I’m more in love with them than they are with each other after seeing this. *sigh*. you work blows my mind. xx

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Julianna - I wish I was there too :)

fer juaristi - crazy good my friend. Keep rocking.

jeff marsh - the one-eye photo. unreal

Andria Lindquist - the ones at the end, w the pipe…man. i’d like to see what you’re like on these, looks like a blast.

Joyce Alexander - I love that your work always emphasizes that real life is beautiful. Your work is proof.

Amy J. - You are a master of capturing light. I’d pay good money for a photo lesson from you on light…absolutely stunning work!!!!!!

Oli Sansom - Hot man. Beautiful stuff head to toe. Hopefully see you Ms Blake for the Oct workshop.

Stew - I’ve somehow stumbled back for a third looksey.. months later.. the first time was I was in disbelief, shock, speechless. Second look, still haven’t figured out the words to tell you how good this is.. Dan’O the Man’O. I still don’t know what to say! :) *sigh*

You suck at this, you should quit while you’re ahead :D lol

Stew - PS. I wish I knew you when Bec & I got married. :)

PPS. Don’t tell our photographer. :)

Temecula wedding photographer - I have only shot two weddings solo, but seeing your images is truly inspiring. You’re photos f***ing rock. They make me want to get better with my camera, and probably make me a better person by roughly 8%. Cheers!~Ryan

Amy & Julian win a gold at the wedding olympics {if there were a wedding olympics}

Back in August of 2011 you may remember I posted Amy & Julian’s Forever Session here . I had a hunch then that this day (their wedding day) was going to be something special. Amy and Jules, love you guys. Thank you for bringing me into your world.

Melissa Ellis - The photos are amazing. The bride and groom look so happy and you can just tell they are having the best day ever. Beautiful storyboard of photos. Loved everything about this post.

tim coulson - two of the most beautiful human beings in the history of planet earth. amazing job, dan. you’re like, awesome.

jason curescu - Woooah. You killed it! Amazing job!!

Scout - so awesome. great shots. cute couple. fun bridal party.

and the locations…..bam!!

love this.

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Joyce Alexander - Holy smokes. I was so excited to see this wedding and the story behind, it after seeing their engagement shoot, but man-oh-man. The shot of them standing in the warehouse window looks like they’re on the edge of a universe. They’re style + your mad photo skills makes this one of my new favorites.Speechless.

Ms GIngham - Love everything about this wedding! I feel like I’ve gotten to know Julian and Amy through their wedding planning adventures. So awesome to see it all come together.

marina - Dan O’Day. These. Are. BEST.

Phill - Man, it’s got concrete, and art, and it’s so staggeringly, utterly beautiful.

Michael Wachniak - Un. Real. Dude. Amazing.

joanna brown - Errrrr….. beyond beyond! You have totally blown me away with these think this is the best I have EVER EVER seen. Hats off to you and then some. True artist. x

chris prestidge - beautifully works of art beginning to end – well done dan – gold stars.

john benavente - another level brother, hats off to you

ALMA - Jezzz Dan!! Seriously!? Seriously?!!!

bruidsfotograaf - Wow, wish I was one of the guests! Looks like a lot of fun!

Michelle grainger - Absolute perfection on all accounts. Very inspiring photography!

matthew morgan - i love it. so inspirational on so many levels. thanks for the eyeful.

Cam - Epic……..

Nicholas pitt - Dude i love your work its amazing, the editing is so insane as well ….I cant wait for my next wedding now , so pumped

Justin - If there were wedding photographer Olympics you’d be winning Mr. Day. So damned good. Samm better make a freaking awesome post tomorrow morning. :)

Cinzia - There’s a magic atmosphere! uau!

pobke - it is a biggen… but a freaking AWESOME biggen!!! :) GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Kim Selby - These are absolutely incredible! Love everything about these photos and this wedding.

jazzy - Such a beautiful wedding. Sooo many happy big smiles :D x

Anya - You blew me away with their engagement shoot and these are just so much more. Gold.

Janet Palmer - oozing of awesome as always… love ya work Dan

Kirsty Aksentiew - Holy batman Dan you are the Man

Mr.Myekie - Dude! I’m speechless. Your work re-defines my definition of wedding photography. I don’t know if I’m inspired or destroyed! Great work Dan.

Leo Prestia - Wow this is wonderful magic fairy dust! Well done Dan!

pen - Oh my, words fail me. This is incredible. INCREDIBLE! Awesome and inspiring work.

Jonathan Wherrett - mad style + mad skillz = wedding gold! Amazing Dan.

Jakob - Dude, this is seriously amazing.

Michelle Dupont - Yep – you totally rocked it Dan!

Tim - Wow, looks like an amazing wedding, or was it just the fantastic photography? LOL

Hi-Fi Weddings - holy moly this is perfection! i would love love love to feature this on hi-fi weddings if you’re interested and if amy and julian want to share the music choices from the day :)

SO wonderful!

xo – Ashley

jessica - Wowsers!! This is an ace wedding, captured with such thought and skill. Congrats to the gorgeous couple!! xxj

Kimberly - Awesomeness times infinity.

michelle - oh yeah. that is all.

Jonas Peterson - Legendary.

Thommo - You blow minds dude! Epic as usual

AmyPunky Photography - Oh my god this is so good!!! Gorgeous images!!!
You rock!
Emilie

Derek Ho - amazing wedding photography!! Love it! Especially the little iggy waiting at the door *pic 2* :))

Tanya Love - Holy crap! beyond awesome Dan!

el - Oh Dan, you are amazing……

Kell Bell - It is the best x

Mark - Cool wedding!! The brides’ smile is infectious. Awesomely captured too.

Peta - Absolutely INCREDIBLE series Dan! WOW.

jason starr - A rock and roll wedding by a rock and roll photog!

Tenielle - Full steam ahead. You have a truly extraordinary eye.

Tricia Itchy Eyes - Phew! Almost feel like a cigarette after that :-) Ahmazeballs.

Kristen Cook - I hope you know that I was late for my dinner date tonight because I wouldn’t leave before I had finished devouring every single one of these images. Amazing work Dan, always is of course, but this one… special. PS – 48 comments?! You’re going to break your blog Daniel!

mary - i kept thinking…..this one is my favorite….no….wait….this one! over and over. but, they all were. fabulous job capturing what looks to be a magical, colorful, happy day.

Leonie - The most spectacularly beautiful and joyous couple and the photos aren’t anything short of that spirit Dan. Such an amazing job. X

Catherine - I had to come back here and watch this… again.

Rebekah Jewell - JEEPERS!!! This it my all time favourite shoot of yours!!!!……..woohooooooo!

Anna - I remember the red dress. Stunning work, as always.

trish - I bookmarked this when I first saw the link because I didn’t have time to look at it. I’m glad I waited. These are expletively amazing.

Ian. - I closed my eyes and saw this ;~)

Ian - sorry man. i dont know why my comment come up with 20% between each word.

Solveig - Triple Wow!! Gorgeous pics!

Mercedes - Wow. Just, wow.

Travis Shumate - Dan, Seriously incredible. Fantastic work. I need to go through it a few more times. I think I will right now.

Amanda VanVels - nailed it

gemma higgins-sears - now THAT’S what I call a wedding!! seriously Dan I could stare at these images all day… What an amazing couple… I wish I’d been a guest!

mitch - EPIC work once again!

Mara - AMAZING PHOTOS. WHEN I GET MARRIED I AM DEFINITELY CALLING!!

Bec - damn that’s good.
She is such a stunner!
I LOVE the series of the ribbons and the feeling as though we are walking through them with you. Brilliant. I scrolled through that part 3 or 4 times ;) It’s the child in me, I love bright and shiny things.
And the shots in that warehouse. LOVE.

Kellee Walsh - Wow! Wow! Wow!

gee - awesome!!!

James Boddington - Awesome work!

Amy Williams - Stunning shots!

angie - I just LOVE everything about these! Your amazing work, the gorgeous bride, the awesome style of the wedding and the amazing locations! One of my all time favorite wedding photos ever!

ed peers - This is unreal Dan. You are too good…

Caroline Telfer - Has there ever been such a funky wedding??
What a collection of photos you have there! It will be a fantastic album…

Andy Gaines - Awesome as always mate. Love that star-lit roof!

Julianna - Love the toes, the tats, the floating bridal dress (with the bride?) and the night shots – love, love, love!!

Matt - You’re a master Dan. Every shot is as good as it gets. I’m in awe. An inspiration in all areas. Cheers

caroline - dan, you should get a gold medal for being stellar.

Lisa Jay - Wow Dan, I am in major love with this wedding & your documentary of it. I see elements of my parents 1977 wedding. I love the dance floor images. Love all of it!!!!

Michelle Wrighton - Absolutely beautiful! Your storytelling through imagery is masterful.

Lydia Arnold - Stunning work! Looks like an amazing wedding that you captured perfectly.

juanita - magical wedding… what a beautiful collection of pics.

Temecula Wedding Photographer - Wow..so that wedding pretty much gave me an erection. great work captain!

Christina - that wedding! those pictures! it’s all out of this world. amazing stuff dan :)

Jody Ryan - what an amazing wedding, you are brilliant!

Hamish Jordan - Such a Bohemian wedding, these photos have a lot of character, very nice!

Kim - BeautifFULL!

{I CLOSED MY EYES AND SAW THIS} – A GALLERY SHOW

Every 12 to 18months I like to try and create a new body of fine art work and follow it up with a solo gallery show . Well, that time has come again! I officially invite you to the opening of my next show “I closed my eyes and saw this”. I am currently represented in Victoria by Catherine Asquith Gallery (Melbourne) and the show will be opening there on the 29th of February 2012. Hope to see you there!

“I closed my eyes and saw this”

New Works by Dan O’Day

29th February to 17th March 2012 {Opening night WEDNESDAY 29 Feb 6pm sharp}

On show @ Catherine Asquith Gallery,

48 Oxford Street Street,
Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

gemma higgins-sears - how very very exciting! will be visiting!!

Kate - now this is exciting. Will be there!

Julianna - will your show come to Sydney too?

liz arcus - How very exciting Dan, I don’t think i will make it to the opening, but will still try, but i will do my best to visit whilst it is showing. :-)

Stew - Sweet, I’m down for a wedding during those dates, will have to pop in! :D

Tricia Itchy Eyes - Love your work so I wish I could be there but alas, different state. Hope you can pop some more up online after you’ve shown them so we interstate challenged folks can see.

Michelle F - I would love to see too but in a different country. Just love your work. Would be awesome if you could show some after the exhibition is finished.

john warren - yep – that’s the sh1t – I’m there !!!………..umm…….free booze??

Zach Hertzman - Looks great Dan – wish I could make it, good luck!

Amy - Awesome photo! Love your work.

Carolyn Wells - I love the title and this image! Exciting…I would love to be there.

Jody - Amazing – so moving I truly love it xxxx

bettina kingma - I would so love to Dan i’m sure it will be AMAZING. I will have to wait for the encore sadly, if there is one online :(. Love the title too, you are the MAN. x

fiona - f**king love this… oh shit am I allowed to swear on here? You really are really really good. It will be fantastic!

Bambino - Fabulous Dan! It’s such an accomplished feeling to hang your art on the walls of a gallery now and then and show the world your heart and passion. I wish I could get there to help you celebrate it. I’ll be with you in spirit (vodka perhaps) xx

Shane Shepherd - Great image, keeps you looking at it. Would love to come down for it, hope the opening is a success :)

Falcon - I was excited to hear about this when a friend mentioned it to me! Count me in :)

Samm Blake - cannot wait to see it all Danny . xo

matthew morgan - epic. i’d love to see the whole of work.

Christine Pobke - SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!! :)

A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT PICTURES FROM THE LAST 12 MONTHS (ISH)

Below are a bunch of different pictures from the last 12 months (ish). Some are from stories I have shared already other’s are from stories I am still to share. Enjoy! (it’s a big one)


Igor Demba - This is the money Dan! Hoping an amazing year for you buddy.

coler - good lord man. this is ridiculous. human highlite real shit right there.

Ben Adams - easily the best ‘best of 2011′ I’ve seen! you win.

Phil Chester - No comment will do justice to those images. Speechless.

Katie K - Your vision and your execution are astounding Dan. Blown away, as always.

Nick Evans - So many fantastic images! What a year!

Beck Lutfi - Amazing….that is all!

michele bowman - just fabulous in every way. i just adore your work. i hope you have a fabulous 2012!!

Cam - Super work Dan….

nima - absolutely amazing set of images and yea! can’t wait to see what you capture in 2012!

john - Dude! seriously.

john warren - dude …… ROCK !

Sheye Rosemeyer - Looking through this post was like a really brilliant massage where you start thinking up all the things you’re going to say at the end about how utterly amazing it was but by the time you get there you’re just all slack jawed and speechless. I got nothin.

xx

MITCH POHL - Man…..that’s one heck of a post :-)

Julian - Oh Dan… what a year it has been! your work is so full of beauty and is simply breathtaking! Thank You

Emily Adamson - what a journey, I am a little speechless too. just beautiful.

Christina - Love it !!!

Ben Murphy - So immaculate…

joanna - Flippin heck! Speechless. Beyond beautiful. What a gift you have. WOW. Never stop. Roll on 2012

Myekie - I’m such a fan. Your artistic vision transforms my definition of what being a wedding photographer is and can be. Great work.

Kirra Cheers - Wow completely inspirational!

Bec - So much awesome. beautiful!

Tim - Not a bad portfolio ;-) LOL What a year – wow! I’d like to say onward & upward, but is there room to go higher? Inspiring.

julie harmsen - WOW. wow. w o w.

thestyleco - WOW – in love.

Kate - I do so love your work. That is all.

alicia price - Absolutely dreamy.

Doug Dobing - Dan. Absolutely gorgeous portfolio. The people. The places. The emotion. Beautiful artwork! Thanks for sharing. Cheers

Jenae - Wow – I really don’t have the words… amazing.

Zoe - oh oh oh – you do it for me every time – holy moley Dan – you are the Master of Light and all things great – I am head over heals in photographic love with your work – it makes my heart sing, and you always put a smile on my face when I see your blog posts. Thank you – ooh – and lovely to see Ginger and Pearl make a re-appearance :) xxx

Steve Gerrard - Terrible photos…. In OPPOSITE world!

Catherine Abegg - oh, dan. my heart is just bursting through my chest as i look at this… *sigh*

Bek - Wow what a year Dan – the third one down is amazing…they’re all amazing! You are so inspirational xx

Tate Needham - Love ‘em!

Sheridan - Beautiful :)

Kerryn Lee - Oh my.

aimee - I love your photos, Dan. Tim and I have great fun playing ‘spot the bride and groom’ :)

Vanessa - Amazing. Completely love filled.

michelle - moster post. thanks for pleasing my eyeballs so.

freedom - yay! what a feast for the eyes! loved it, thanks so much for sharing. always inspirational. bring on two thousand and twelve…

James frost - Your insane to good ! Biggest inspiration !!!

Angie Baxter - Well… they’re ok, I guess…. :) So inspiring friend. x

tasj - freakishly amazingly stupidly awesome. can’t wait to see you in New York!! yay!!

Bettina - Dan love them all, colours, light you rock!

AmyPunky Photography - Amazing!!!

Andrew Cahill - What a treat, these are awesome.

ed peers - Unreal Dan. Your vision is incredible… hats off.

Bianca Kate - Wow,what an inspiration. You make me want to pick up my camera and start shooting this very second! Thanks for sharing…

Richard Ware - Love these Dan, you are rocking it. Loving the unusual composition….

Tenielle - Beautimous. I loved every frame. This post alone would make an incredible book!

Andy Gaines - Best best of post – EVER. Seriously, thanks for being awesome and inspiring. Great work. And on a slightly different note I’m absolutely gutted I can’t make your UK workshop.

Keep on keeping on mate

Lisa - Wow! I am speechless. Can not wait for the London workshop!

Felicia - such great work <3

Michelle F - Wow! Your images leave me speechless.

Colleen Conradie - I am also speechless…- Every image is like totally awesome..I think you should think about having some of your best photo’s made into a book – I will buy it for sure. Thanks for the inspiration Dan.

Bruce - MIND.BLOWN.

Andria Lindquist - man. how you do what you do. it’s an incredible thing with that camera. stunning.

Mark Creery - Awesome, Dan! A lifetime of great memories in a short time!

bryan - YES. INCREDIBLE.

Pobke - oh my… but you seem to have included a few out of focus shots, like the couple high fiving?

hehhehe. LOVE your work mr o’day. as always. :)

Alberto llamazares - Absolutely amazing. Love your work! Happy 2012!

Nani H - I’m hardly ever speechless.

No words.

These are beyond all of them.

Kirsten Mavric - Oh my. Oh my. I stopped and stared at almost every frame. Amazing work.

Jesse Pafundi - What a spectacular collection of work. You have the skills.

Lyndzee Ellsworth - Not sure what this says about me but my absolute favorites are the last few on the blog of the elderly couple. That post was the first time I ever saw your work and it just spoke to me. Rog and I were in awe. We are still in awe. You amaze.

geneoh - umm the 5th image down is one of my favorites. I HAVE to smile when I look at it.

Jenn Stark - Dan, this post is so good! Lovely to have met you, hope our paths cross again soon!! x

Mary Kathryn - come. on.

absolutely, hands down, best series of photographs – frame after frame. Publish a book.

marina - AH MAZ ING. That is all.

Travis Shumate - Dan. So ridiculous. You are full of true creative talent and this post illustrates that. So genuine. So honest.

francesca - i have no words..beautiful is nothing to describe this marvellous year of pictures!!

Samm Blake - What an amazing year its been lil danny! You are a truly talented soul. You see the world in such an unique and beautiful way. such beautiful work. cant wait to see where the next 12 months could possibly take you..! xxx

amber - SERIOUSLY GUY!?!?! i want to marry your stuff! ha! SOOOO INCREDIBLE!! blown away, AGAIN! :)

Tyler Branch - you should be incredibly proud of these images. always a fan.

David - Hey Dan. We’ve never met. I first came across your work a couple of years ago and I keep coming back every now and then to take another peak. It’s among the best there is.

Alex Dimo - Wow some truly epic images!

Paul - Insanely Great. Think you just smashed 2011!

Jason de Plater - The pure honesty and minimalism in your images is uplifting.
You’re living my dream Dan! I’m looking forward to admiring your work in 2012.

fi(lle)ancée - Sublime.

jason starr - Killer shots dude…Killer too many faves!

Jess - amazingly inspiring work – I was just drawn into each image – look forward to following more of your incredible creations!!!

Kimberly Geneviève - beautiful! fantastic! phenomenal! I’m such a fan! xo

Rog - I support it. I’m inspired by it. I don’t believe it. I can’t understand it. It is you. You are the jetpack of the photography world. That was code. Let it sink in.

Johnna Brynn - after scrolling through these images, i feel like i walked through an era of time that has and hasn’t existed, if that makes sense… it’s like Dan created an entirely exclusive distinct period of history… like the “Dan Era” or something. ;) One of the most astonishing creations I’ve ever witnessed. Bravo.

Nancy - such an amazing collection, whatta year! cannot wait to see what 2012 brings!! rock on dan

Sarah Jane - Wow, these are some seriously stunning photos!
Love how you use lines & shadows so much, makes for such powerful images.

Shari DeAngelo - Dan, I love the way you see the world. It’s a really beautiful thing.

Jonathan Wherrett - Incredible work Dan, inspiring stuff. I hope 2012 brings even more adventure.

Julian Beattie - You win.

Nikki Bezel - Here’s one of my favorite quotes from a man who also has a lot of soul just like you.
” Hair is the first thing. And teeth is the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things, he’s got it all”. James Brown. Now I don’t know whether you still got teeth or hair, but I do know you got it all. Dan O’Day you’re amazing!

Deb - Dan
Another incredible body of work and a thrilling surprise to be included in your year wrap up. We are normal people made to feel special by you and your camera. We thank you for capturing our family and making us cry whenever we watch it and for allowing us to show the love and joy we have through your work.
xxx

George Conditsis Eurovideo Productions - Fantastic work Dan. You have a very unique style. Keep up the great work buddy.

ryan flynn - Unreal! Words are failing me at the moment, but these photos are what it’s all about. The song was wrong, it’s not all about the hokey pokey, it’s about this.

Jenny J - hope i don’t break your post w/ my millionth comment, but these are cray cray good.

ALMA // - Hooboy…Just perfect Dan!!!

Jazzy - <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 this post…

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juanita - what an unbelievably inspiring collection of images! amazing work…

Art and the Heart – A Photography workshop by a boy and a girl

In about 3 hours ill be getting on a plane headed for Melbourne in preparation for Art and the Heart – A photography workshop by Dan O’Day and Samm Blake which I am holding with my good friend, um… well.. Samm Blake. The idea came about when we were sipping sake in a cute little bar in Tokyo last year, we discussed (as you do) most of the worlds most pressing issues such as, tuck-shop arms, finding the perfect pair of jeans, 80′s love ballads, the karate kid and then of course our world that is photography.

We decided that together we could offer something special to other like minded photographers/creatives and business owners, so we thought lets give it a crack and the response had been nothing less than overwhelming.

This is us being happy

Since then, the Melbourne workshop has sold out and we will releasing another Australian date for later in the year. We will also be taking our workshop to New York in June (5 places left) and London in July (3 spots left) *there is another country on the cards and we will be announcing this in the next 2 weeks.

To register for New York or London head over the Art and The Heart website and flick us an email, we would love to hear from you. I am sooooo exctited for next week and what we have planned, i’m so excited to meet the crew coming along and share war stories while locked away in our creative little bubble (not gonna lie, i’m also pretty excited about the food).

Later this month I will be heading off to Cabo, Mexico to speak alongside some amazing talent at the WHAT IF conference. In addition to sipping tequila and working on my tan this event is scheduled to be nothing short than amazing. If you haven’t already done so you can register here.

What a start to the year, wish me luck and see soon!!

john warren - best of luck kids

if ya can make the next melbourne one in the quiet season – I’ll be in !!!

coler - how about an online stream for all us folks up here in our igloos! or come to vancouver :) either way good luck amigo and safe travels.

joanna - Don’t really think you need any luck, surely it is all in your heart already. Good luck, be sure to say hi to my buddy Debs who I know is excited about your Oz workshop. :)

Kirra Cheers - Yay! New York, you can visit me – Party.

Ian - I have been watching closely mate and anticipating a Sydney workshop soon :~)

jason starr - go dan go, go dan go!!!

Nicholas pitt - Dude so keen to hit up a workshop – how do I find out info on up and coming workshops??