Photography – In Focus with Dan Bold

Hailing from Surrey and currently based in Portsmouth, we spoke to Dan Bold about crossing over from cinematography to photography and what inspires his work…

‘I study Film Production at the University of Portsmouth and got into photography last year as a way to keep myself busy when I had a bit of spare time from my course which, because of the nature of film making, was either really hectic or nothing was going on for me. As I was already developing as a camera operator, using a camera was second nature to me but learning about photography was completely different.

At university I’ve worked on a range of different projects; my favourites have been working on a short fiction film, developing a documentary on para-triathlete Lauren Steadman and creating a corporate video for the International Port here in Portsmouth, all as a Director of Photography / Camera Operative.

The majority of my photography has been taken in Portsmouth; I will go into shoots with a idea of what I want to come out with and just go looking for locations that match what I want. I try to shoot in a different place every time to keep challenging myself.

I spent the summer just gone working in Greece as an action and portrait photographer for a company inside a hotel resort. The team I was a part of took photos of everything going on in the resort, from the kids clubs to the waterskiing and wakeboarding, which was of course my favourite, and then family portrait sessions in front of the Greek sunset in the evenings.

I’m hoping to get more into live music photography and potentially begin working with bands on a regular basis, as well as continuing to shoot with different models and brands to keep learning and improving. I’m also hoping to travel more; I really fell in love with Amsterdam when I went this year and I’d love to see some more of Europe.

I’ve met some lovely people who are driven and who drive me; Jack, Lewis, and Chloe (featured models) are three people who I keep finding myself shooting with. One of the best things about taking photos is all the people I meet and creating art with them.’

All photos featured are taken and copyrighted by Dan. To see more of his work or if you have a project you’d like to discuss collaborating on, you can contact Dan on Instagram.

31st October 2018