Dan Bailey has been a full time adventure sports and
outdoor photographer since
1995. Before turning pro, he worked as a photo editor for a Boston
stock agency, which gave him a solid understanding of how to
with art directors and
produce the kind of stunning, high quality imagery that today's highly
visual world demands.
Dan strives to create dynamic imagery that shows the
power and mystery of the greater scene. His style captures the
the personalities and the relationships of his subjects as they
interact with the natural world and test the limits of their skills
endurance, or as they simply live their lives off the beaten path.
His shooting style can be defined as a cross between the raw immersion
of first person photojournalism and the focused creativity of
commercial photography. Dan's own passion for adventure often places
him right alongside
his subjects as he documents the unfolding scene and searches for the
perfect image. In that way, his photography has become a vehicle for a
life of exploration as he works to photograph expeditions, cultures and
landscapes around the world.
Wth strong technical expertise, a tremendous level of energy and a true
dedication to his craft, Dan will work hard to create the most dynamic
images possible. He'll often move around during a shoot in order to
find the best vantage point, which might have him hunkering down in the
dirt or snow, climbing to a location above the scene, or running a few
miles down the trail with his pack full of camera gear. In short, there
is almost no limit to how far he'll go to get "The Shot."
Throughout the past fifteen years, Dan has worked with many top clients
has licensed his work through ten different stock agencies. He
photography online through The Compelling Image and writes articles
about photography for The Photoletariat, as well as for his own blog.
A Colorado native, Dan currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska where he
enjoys deep powder, long arduous treks in the mountains and good
He also makes loud
noises and flies airplanes. (Click the images below for more info.)
the Lens" (An article
from the Ft. Collins Coloradoan)
"Into the Action"
(An article from Outdoor Photographer
Road" (An article from