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A TRIBUTE TO 2012

So I am a little late to the party in celebrating 2012, the year that was. 2012 was one of the craziest years of my life, I got to do what I love to do all over the world thanks to my amazing clients and fellow photographers that had faith in me. 3 and a half years ago I was in my 9th year (and second month) of a desk job that I was starting to enjoy less and less. That day, I had an “office space” type conversation with a coffee mug holding superior that ended up being just the push I needed to take the leap and take a chance with my photography full time.

2013 will have me travelling our planet even more than last year, spending time with couples/friends doing what I love to (searching for free wifi). To my clients that have allowed me to be me, thank you thank you thank you. None of this would be at all if it weren’t for you. To all the amazing photographers and new friends I have made in 2012 (especially the Art and the Heart alumni) thank you for inviting me into your life.

Three and a half years later I am now more certain than I have ever been about anything that I made the right decision in taking that deep (nervous)  breath as I walked out the office door.

*not going to lie guys, there are a lot of photo’s below so grab a cup of tea and get comfortable

 

 

Anya - No words can do these photos justice. Love Your Work Dan! x

anda - thank you for sharing your 2012 with us, dan! loved every single moment of it. and glad i got to meet you this past year as well.

JK Blackwell - Oh I love these! Just can’t stop looking at your work, Sir. Can’t wait to follow your journey in 2013 and beyond!

Nick - Killer 2012! May your free wi-fi be strong and stable in 2013.

Ben - This is insane Dan. No 2012 post has even come close to this one……..you win.

David Moore - Freak.

Joanna Brown - Holy moly and then some.. you are such an inspiration, such a good egg, and you give so much. thanks for sharing at the ‘Art and Heart’ this year, it was a game changer. f*ck wifi ditch the phone and enjoy the silence. xxx

Glenn Weaver - Sheesh, every one of them frame-worthy – amazing

Natalie Champa Jennings - Golly. I really enjoyed this collection. That woman on the train? bus?…a favorite. Be proud of this! Anyway, completely inspirational, thank you.

Mel Lawrence - WOW!

andrew - Amazing collection of images Dan – congratulations.

shane shepherd - Wow man, these are off the charts. What a year!

LoCo - I really have no words for you!

john benavente - off the hook dan!

ryan flynn - Dan O’Day – master of light

Amy French - Gorgeous collection of work Dan! Thanks for sharing so much inspiration at Art and the Heart in Ireland last year. I’ve no doubt your 2013 post will be even bigger and better.

Kirsty Aksentiew - A.M.A.Z.I.N.G like beyond and back and then beyond and back.

Zosia - Awww…I didn’t want that to end. So good. So, so very good, Mr O’Day!

Lauren - This is just so ridiculously good that I can’t even put it into words. So beautiful and so artistic. Love your work x

Christina - oh dan, you are awesome :)

Jody Ryan - Dan what an amazing body of work. You rock xxxx

Lisa - Wow! What a year. You are such an inspiration and such a beautiful storyteller. Thank you for sharing so much at Art and the Heart. You inspired and ignited my passion and I continue to put into place what you shared. Step by step I am getting closer to the photographer I want to be.

Jessica Fey - Dan. You’re pretty great. Did you know that?

Kylie D - Thanks for sharing your 2012! Totally amazing!!!

Lindsay Anne Dransfield - Just absolutely unbelievable. I adore your work.

Oli - You da master. Exhilarating.

Petreanu - What a great collection of feelings! Thank you so much for these stories!

Kate Holmes - you literally take my breath away

Seth - I’m speechless… absolutely fucking incredible….

Tam - WOW. What else is there?

Michael Ralph - I spotted the double…. LOL Awesome post

Emily Vermaat - you don’t even know how inspiring this post is! Worth the wait, and you kill your black and whites!

Hung - You have just got yourself another avid follower.

Siobhan Byrne - WOW. What a collection. Amazing as always.

Katelyn - Top Notch Danny boy!

Georgie - Dan! This just reinforces why we have chosen you for our special day- if ours are half as good as this I will be the happiest! Love your work! Xoxo

Len - You are just very good Mr. O’Day. Love them all. xx

Cinzia - no words. Pure Inspiration!

NabeelsCamera - Proper, proper amazing!

stephanie - I didn’t want it to end! (Especially love the ones of C+J)

Jazza Vock - I’m still very much a novice on my photography journey, but I’ve been following your work for a little while now and it never ceases to blow me away. The art you have for seemingly effortlessly capturing emotion in a photo inspires me beyond words. Thank you, Mr. Dan O’ Day.

Mary Hartman - 2012 was fabulous, sir. This post was so worth waiting for, love it all. xoxo

Sachin Khona - Excellent. You are a samurai with that camera. So damn good!

Xanthe - Amazingly gorgeous – a magician with light… plus you even make nose-picking look cool.
x.

jenn stark - thankful to have met you in 2012, dan! hope our paths cross again soon. xx

Geoff - Holy smokes! Incredible art from top to bottom! I can’t remember the last time I stopped to look at every phone on a photo blog.

Rory O'Toole - Bloody hell Dan. Did you shoot any bad shots last year?! Brilliant work

john warren - 3 votes…….D. ODay

Jenny J - Oh YOU! Too many to count. Much love.

DANIELLE STAHL - Amazing work Dan. Thank god you left your office job!!

Rahul - Speechless.

ed peers - Bonkers Mr O’Day.

Gea - Amazing!

David - Mighty fine work, Mr O’Day.

dorothy huynh - I’ve looked through this blog post 4 times now.

Anna Turner - AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie Peters - So beautiful Dan! And very inspiring.

Kat - Pardon my French, but shit balls! These are awesome!

Linda - Oh my! The world should be thankful that you had the guts to walk out of that office Mr O’Day. No matter how often I see your photos they still blow me away. You are pretty damn exceptional.

Steve Gerrard - You give good photo.

PJ Photos - WOW!! A good year…

Joe O'Daniels - Got chills the entire reel. So good, and congrats on your journey thus-far!

Rik Pennington - Inspiring vision, composition and use of the light. The holy trinity.

Megan - Wow, love seeing a whole year of your amazing work! Just beautiful.

Phill - So full of pins, it’ll turn into a sieve (that is to say I’ve just Pinterested this to bits for future inspiration grazing; my well intentioned metaphors have gotten me beaten up in 17 countries).

james frost - This is of the hook !!! no words can express how rad this is !

dana curran - perfect. in every way. you have quite a talent – thank you for sharing it with us. xx

jess cudzilo - the way you arrange the pieces, use available light and time when to click the shutter is impeccable. these are some of the best images I’ve seen… quite possibly ever. bravo to you, my friend!

alyda - oh hey dan, this is your (funny) friend alyda. i firstly want to say how sorry i am for taking so long to look at this post. you are indeed an amazingly incredible photographer and I am so very happy we are friends and we get to share adventures with you. i wish you all the best in 2013 and hope we can hug soon (actually next week would be good)

Rebecca Dyson - Love love loved looking through these photo’s Dan!! You have been apart of so many awesome memories and we’re soooooooo thankful you were apart of ours! Thank you for including us in your year that was!! Stoked we made the cut! hahaha

Cours Dessin - Absolutely stunning series.
I especially love the forrest shot.

HayleyLane - Breathtakingly beautiful! What a year :)

Bettina Kingma - Wow Dan what an amazing group of photos, I just love your work so much. :)

Daniela Liska - Tu trabajo es increíble!! Sos un genio! Mi más completa admiración, sos una gran fuente de inspiración!

Sheridan - you truly make magic x

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