VNDL: Describe your work/process DL: I spend most of my time emailing and trying to make jobs happen..I also reach out to people I’d like to shoot with. Then, when we do have a shoot, it’s a subtle process / pretty chill / not very demanding / fun & easy. I shoot portraits on 35mm film. I bring the film to get developed and scanned at Accurate Photo in Brooklyn. What have you been up to recently? (trips, projects, work?) This week, I am shooting a campaign for a clothing company called Rad. Which is pretty rad. I am inspired. As for a trip, I am trying to work with Foot Locker on a travel-photo-diary collaboration. I want to shoot with Foot Locker employees all over the country and document the driving around wearing sneakers and tank tops and hats and stuff. Favorite Camera? (weapon of choice) My go-to camera is a Miranda GT with a 50mm Miranda lens. I was using a Contax T3 for point & shoot stuff, but I sold it. And I regret it. A Favorite Quote “Real beauty knocks you a little bit off-kilter.” David Byrne Advice to other creative’s/aspiring artists Do a lot of things. Not too many..but I don’t think artists are enhanced for only one form of art. Creativity is vague. What are you currently listening to/reading/ watching? Currently, right now, I am listening to Baron Zen’s At The Mall Remixes. It’s been in heavy rotation over here in my room for a while. I’ve been playing songs to death lately. Joppo & Eno by Antena is on a lot. Cool It Now by New Edition is such a heavy hitter. For reading, I have just been going to Barnes And Noble like once a week to read magazines. And sure, I watch Game Of Thrones..so what. I watch Pretty Little Liars too. I’ll be 29 next month. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I’m trying not to use the word hopefully too much these days. So I will just say I AM getting a photo job at least once a week. I AM living in my own apartment, in a nice part of a city, with a pretty girl and less clutter. Who is or where does your inspiration come from? Any emerging artists to watch out for? I really don’t know exactly where my inspiration comes from. And whenever someone can pinpoint their inspiration, I usually call bullshit (in my head). It changes..or at least I think it should. I like Tumblr because I see a lot of images all of the time. Often I see an image on there and I look into the photographer pretty deeply. Today, I found a girl named Arielle Manesh and I related to her stuff. I also really love a photo agency called Format 34. They are an analog photo agency and the roster is so killer.. Name Danny Lane Location Staten Island, New York Website Instagram Tumblr Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.