Friday, October 5th, 6pm-9pm
For the next First Friday in Manayunk, we are happy to feature artist Daniel Jason Decker. We are hosting a reception to launch the month-long showing of Jason’s stunning and awe-inspiring photographs at The Spiral Bookcase. Refreshments will be provided. Come on out and support local talent! RSVP here.
Bio: Daniel Jason Decker is a graduate of Rowan University and is a talented freelancing graphic and web designer here in Philadelphia. Concentrating primarily in digital advertising and web based marketing lead Daniel to success, but left him yearning to create. His transition into professional photography from advertising has brought him full circle to his artistic roots in computer animation. The Art Institute of Philadelphia is where he studied the motion of the human figure and the importance of color, composition, and negative space. His photography exemplifies this and has been described as both imaginative and colorful.
His photo subjects range from nature to urban studies and candid portraits. The skilled use of the ambiance from natural light captures images that speak to the heart. His intent is to create an image that is anything but static.
In his own words:
“I want to make an image that gives almost a visceral emotion from the flow of the picture, to the color, and the subject mater. The audience needs to have an inherent personal connection to the photograph. They have to like it for a reason. I don’t believe they have to feel the same way I did taking it, but I would like them to feel the same need to own it as I did when I created it.”
Mr. Decker continues to pursue his passion for photography throughout the United States and Europe. His work can be found at fine art galleries and contemporary art shows alike. Currently, he is a competitor for the 4th annual RAW Awards 2012 Philadelphia’s Photographer of the year.