Daniel White

Daniel White
United Kingdom
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Daniel please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
£400 p/h

I studied photography at City of Glasgow college and have recently graduated with a first class honours degree. I mainly work in fine art and fashion photography I can work with creative concepts to a high standard. I would say my main inspirations for my photographic style comes from watching movies as I would refer to my work as cinematic. My work has seen me secure my solo exhibitions around the United Kingdom and also winning a few awards.

I have also been published in many print and online platforms. I feel my work has a distinct style that sets my work from others that are currently in the same creative pool as me. I try to draw from my own experiences in life and take that into my photography and share this with my sitter so we can work on a real connection, so it is not as staged. 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Daniel. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I would say that my love of nature and the Scottish landscape is something unique I am honoured to be surrounded with some of the most breathtaking scenery as I regard in the world. I love working with new creatives it's a buzz that can't be replicated for me there is something very special when creatives come together share their own experiences and collaborate on a project.

Daniel, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

My passion in life is to be a working photographer having just graduated with my honours degree I want to be successful and to work in many cities across the world hopefully on commissioned projects. I started photography at the age of 12 when I was first giving a disposable camera on holiday where I would snap banal objects on my daily walk into the town centre. 

Ever since that first encounter, i have gradually improved my camera equipment and trained my eye and life experiences to take into my photography projects.

Who is your inspiration in life Daniel? How do you keep inspired?

My inspiration in life is all around me I often jot down in my pad encounters that have intrigued me during the day. I often try to take in as many publications and also physical art gallery visits to see what is currently on offer in the creative world. I do spend my time in places that are free from populated spaces I feel most inspired when working out on the landscape.

We all make mistakes Daniel; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I haven't encountered such a bad time yet. Everyone I have worked with has been amazing and supportive. 

Daniel , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

I make everyone equal in life as we are all equals. I don't prioritise anybody when I am working with them from my assistant to the editor I try to deliver the same consistent service throughout the shoot. I believe working this way leads to a happy team. 

Please tell us, Daniel, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

Often when I am working on my project, i have had a few fashion commissions to meet during the week. I have had to make sure that I plan accordingly that I make the best use of my time and the clients time. I would set a timeline of days that I can edit work on location and meet all the targets expected of me.

Daniel, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Every day on location working with models sometimes my creative and conceptual way of thinking pushes the model from there normal comfortable barriers. I try to make the model think in a way sometimes they wouldn't have thought. it's about progressive thinking and thinking outside the box sometimes.

Daniel, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I would say recently having one of my images selected for the Royal Scottish Academy I have been trying to be exhibited in there for over four years so to finally have made the breakthrough and recognition makes me proud.

Daniel, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
My recent project stranger in a strange land was an exiting year round project that saw me travel to barren unpopulated ex-industrial landscapes. The exiting part was making images and having a connection with these heaps of industry with living within proximity and the stigma attached to these heaps of industry it made it exciting that I would be working on these landscapes for a while. 

The difficulty of being on these landscapes most days would be the freezing and unstable conditions underneath my feet. Being alone in an unstable land was terrifying at times but defiantly a very exciting time

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

I would say that you need to immerse yourself in art, music, movies and daily life. You need to get an education to educate yourself it is not as simple as just taking a picture.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am always looking for new collaborations with fashion talents and brands. I want to work with fashion brands that are starting out and more established brands. I am willing to work worldwide to secure work 

Now for the best part Daniel! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
photographer: Daniel White @danielwhitephoto
model: Corry Cox @corrycox