Photographer - Journalist - Helicopter Professional
Dan is an award winning photographer and journalist based in San Diego, California. For over two decades he has focused much of his attention on the world of aviation, specifically the civil helicopter industry, and for good reason.
Dan spent twenty-years of his thirty-year law enforcement career in public safety aviation where he served as a helicopter crewman, pilot and flight instructor, conducting law enforcement, search & rescue and fire fighting missions. After retiring, he worked as a helicopter pilot on a large utility infrastructure construction project in Southern California.
He has skillfully blended his varied work experience and understanding of the helicopter industry with his creative abilities. The outcome is a remarkable collection of photographic images and editorial projects that have been featured in aviation publications worldwide, many of which are showcased in these galleries.
Dan is perhaps most proud of his nineteen years as a regular photographer and contributing editor with MHM Publishing Inc; the helicopter industry's most respected media source and their flagship publications Vertical and Vertical Valor.
Apart from his editorial assignments, numerous clients depend on Dan for tailored photography services for their marketing materials, annual reports, corporate communications, and trade show exhibits. He also produces beautiful fine art enlargements that can be presented in conventional framed styles, contemporary acrylic or metal wall displays, or any number of other custom printing methods.
But Dan's enthusiasm for photography does range beyond just aviation. He enjoys the opportunities and challenges that exist with any project, regardless of subject matter, and the creative processes that go into producing incredible images.