Hello, I am Daniel Sutherland. Nice to meet you.
Growing up in central Iowa, I was always surrounded by fields and trees and open spaces. I believe that environment became engrained in my personality, always searching for the most remote beautiful places. I started photography in 4-H club at around ten years old with a cheap automatic 35mm point and shoot film camera. I was first exposed to the dark room in middle school and thought it was the coolest thing ever. In high school I furthered my love of the darkroom, hanging out in the photo lab in between classes and after school.
Toward the end of high school our family had purchased one of the early point and shoot digital cameras, and I couldn't put it down. I would take off nearly every evening to try and catch the sunset at the nearby lake. My parents allowed me to take the digital camera to Europe on a summer school trip and I came home with hundreds of photos.
After high school I attended a local community college with a really great photography instructor who introduced me to infrared film. I was blown away at the surrealism it captured, and I fell in love. During that single year at community college I realized what I wanted to do with my life and my creative energy.
In 2006, when I was nineteen, I moved to Santa Barbara, California to attend Brooks Institute of Photography. Moving to California opened my eyes to how large and diverse this world really is. I began taking camping trips and hikes with friends to explore the national parks and natural wonders of California.
I had caught the adventure bug and, I guess as the saying goes, "the rest is history."
I have just recently relocated to Seattle, Washington with my wife. We are excited to explore the Pacific Northwest.
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