I’m Daniel Levy. My creative outlet is photography. My interesting blend of nationalities and cultures has helped in developing my photographic eye. I take photographs mainly as a way to express myself, but also to point out the beauty I see in the world. Before I get any deeper and philosophical, let’s just start with some of the basics.
I was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, and that’s where home is for me. When I am not in Japan, I am based in Melbourne. Although my Mum is from Australia and my Dad is from New Zealand, I’m a true nihonjin at heart. I come from an artistic family and grew up surrounded by creativity. Both of my siblings are musician but I ended up with a camera as my instrument. My Grandmother gave me my first camera when I was 12, and thats when I knew photography was going to be a major part of my life.
When first taking photos my focus was with nature. I was mesmerised by the beauty in nature and loved photographing wildlife and landscapes. As I grew older though my focus shifted. I became more intrigued with portraits and photographing people. As much as I enjoy the natural world and the idea of working for National Geographic is still a romantic dream of mine, I gain so much out of photographing people.
I've started shooting weddings which was an industry I never thought of pursuing but accidentally fell into it. The idea initially of wedding photography seemed a little different to my aspirations but after shooting my first one I realised the joys of it. Shooting a couple who are in love, filled with emotions and happiness is such a joy to photograph. Its the little moments between the big events at weddings which I adore. The little portraits and details which most people aren't fortunate enough to witness. Those are the moments I work to capture and share with the world and the bride and groom.
So for me my focus isn't necessarily just wedding photography, but its people. Faces. Portraits. There is a story in everyone and being able to take a intimate portrait of someone and tell a tiny part of their story is what I live for in photography.
Thanks for checking out my website. I hope you enjoy my work. Get in touch with me and tell me how I can assist you with any photo sessions, or any event photography.