"His classic topographical studies combine a strong sense of place with nuances of mod and atmosphere that win out over objectivity." (Helen Harrison/NY Times)
In the tradition of such landscape photographers as Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, Daniel Jones strives to capture the atmosphere as well as the majestic beauty of his subjects. Jones's mastery of large format photography allows him to use the textural and tonal richness of the medium to express an emotional response to the landscape, while also creating a piece that is visually striking. His work is recognized for its spare images rendered in richly detailed, tonally evocative prints.
While pursuing a career in illustration after graduating from California State University at Northridge, Jones was employed at a Los Angeles photos studio. It was here that his interest in photography gained momentum. Visits to gallery and museum exhibits of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams strongly influenced the artistic direction he would take. He made his first large format photographs in 1986 and began exhibiting his work in 1990.
Traveling extensively to Alaska, Western Canada, Utah, Colorado and Maine, and working near his home on the north fork of Eastern Long Island, Jones has assembled a remarkable and diverse portfolio. He teaches workshops at Southampton College and the Cape Cod Photographic Workshops and has exhibited in galleries and museums in the New York area, where he has received numerous honors.