Dan's images of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain are featured in the Mediterranean Garden Chapter of the book “Garden Styles: An Essential Guide” by UK Author Freda Cox published in July 2010.

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Dan Chavez, Tucson, AZ

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~ About the Photographer ~

 

Mexican-American photographer Dan Chavez, a native of Tucson, AZ, has had a passion for photography since he first used his Dad's 35 mm Argus camera as a teenager. Photography is his link to the creative process that has inspired and nurtured artists for centuries. In the mid-1980's, while living in Southern California, he studied photography at California State University Northridge and that is when he began displaying his work at shows in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

 

The amazing digital  innovations that have revolutionized the photographic arts in recent years have only served to heighten Dan's passion for the art form. Modern digital photography, along with use of the basic principles of color, composition and design afford today’s photographers endless artistic expression. Dan feels "each photograph is part of a process, the result of research, experimentation, persistence, luck and accident."

 

Dan has traveled extensively scouting locations in colonial Mexico, Cuba, South America, Europe and the Middle East as well as the missions of California and New Mexico and the historic barrios of Southern Arizona in search of unique settings for his photography.  His inspiration and subject matter is drawn from an interest in history and a fascination with the architecture and craftsmanship of the past.  These adventures have resulted in a varied and eclectic collection of images.  “Individuals can look at the same subject matter, yet each person’s experience is unique and their own.  Hopefully, through my eyes and camera lens, my images will allow people to experience the beauty of other places and other times.”  After founding FotoVentures in 2002, Dan began to actively pursue showing and marketing his work. You can check out Dan's new blog to see some of his latest work.

 

Dan's images of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain are featured in the Mediterranean Garden Chapter of the book “Garden Styles: An Essential Guide” by UK Author Freda Cox published in July 2010.

 

Dan is active in community fundraising, donating his time and artwork to charitable causes including BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Action & Salvage), Resplandor International, Imago Dei Middle School, the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Toys-for-Tots.

 

Dan Chavez and FotoVentures wish to extend a special note of thanks to Fauxtography Printing, Printwell and Jones Photo in Tucson, AZ, whose technical guidance and patience have been invaluable. And, “to my wife and compass, whose support and critical eye help to guide me.”

 

 

 

 

 

Dan's images of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain are featured in the Mediterranean Garden Chapter of the book “Garden Styles: An Essential Guide” by UK Author Freda Cox published in July 2010.

 

Updated 08/18/16