ABOUT THE ARTIST: Dan was born and raised in his beloved hometown of Chicago, particularly in the Lincoln Park area. Growing up in a big city gave him a great appreciation for the things that city life has to offer: architecture, cultural diversity, exposure to the Arts, the hustle and bustle of everyday life. He earned a degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Design, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His studies included fine art, graphic design and photography. During his time at the university he bought his first 35mm camera, which proved invaluable for his art and design classes. After many years of shooting film he, reluctantly, made the transition to digital photography and has found it to be personally rewarding. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt he has used film and digital photography to create original art. Light and shadow, vivid color and illusion of depth are all part of his repertoire as an evolving artist.
If you don't get a chance to see his work in Chicago you can see and purchase his work at www.crystallauren.com.