"I am drawn toward the mysterious, the beauty in nature, and different cultures. I see the art in reality and capture it in different and unique ways. The subjects I take fascinate me which makes it easier to connect to."
Originally from the UK, Danny Johananoff resides in New York. Having spent over 50 years in photography, he only started to exhibit his work in 2018 and has since held exhibitions in NY, Miami, Rome and Milan with further shows scheduled in Tokyo and Shanghai.
As a photographer, Danny believes art is always there, and that all he needs to do is to capture it through the lens. Johananoff refers to his work as “painting” with the camera. His images are often blurred and dreamy, depicting the culture and the pure beauty found in nature. He begins each photo expedition with no expectations or notions on what he may find and shoot. Thus, opening himself up to receive any scenery that transmits emotions to him. It is this feeling and point of view he wishes to bring to the viewer.
Raised in a family with a passion for music and photography, Danny’s love for harmony in sound and color has lasted a lifetime. His passion has deepened by his extreme travels, juxtaposing landscapes and circumstances, with each experience transforming his view of the world abstractly. He believes it is this developed lens that allows beauty to be seen even in the war-torn Middle East or a remote area of the world almost untouched by the hands of modernity.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist