Daniel Joder

Daniel Joder

I have found the act of creating artistic images to be an excellent meditative exercise, an excuse to keenly observe places and people, a way to tell stories and, ultimately, a way to immerse myself deeply into this strange and too-short life as we know it on Spaceship Earth.

These days there is a certain duality to my photography: city/growth versus wilderness, human architecture versus big mountains, macro abstracts versus vast panoramas, humans on the street versus wildlife, beauty versus ugliness, and so on. Yin and yang.

Regardless of the direction my eye might move, my goal is to capture in a single still frame a unique moment or story–whether it be in the city or in the wilds of the back country–that can be converted into a fine art photographic print like the ones you see here.

Although color will sometimes shout out to be included in a composition, I generally prefer monochrome conversions as they tend to help me focus on what I consider the essential compositional elements and, therefore, the ultimate message behind the image.