My stepdad was an editorial photographer and was my inspiration. He always had a camera in his hands and I remember my mother, siblings and I constantly being chased by his lens so that he could capture his Henri Cartier Bresson's "decisive moment."
When I was drafted to do my junior high school's first yearbook at age 12, my dad gave me one of his cameras, a Minolta SRT101. Being on the other side of the lens was a completely different experience; it gave me the creative freedom to view the world in my own way.
In high school I visited Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. When I walked into the photography gallery the impact was instant, I knew I had to become a photographer!
After graduating from Art Center I opened my own studio. Both my technical knowledge and strong point of view have allowed me to work and play well with others. My passion for people, products and places has given me the freedom to work with editorial, design, annual report and advertising clients.
Le Meridien Hotels
Mike's Hard Lemonade
Morris / MVP
Research In Motion
Tenet Health Care
Union Bank of California
Yves Saint Laurent
072312 - New Representation
Dana Hursey Photography is now represented in the U.S. exclusively by Picture Matters. www.picturematters.com
January 2013 - Hasselblad Masters
Dana Hursey named finalist in Hasselblad Masters Awards for 2014.