About Me, Dani!

Hello, I’m Dani and I am a student working as a billing manger for a local optometrist and as a photographer for my University as well as independently. I’m a wine and cheese aficionado and music fancier. Creating things has always been my passion even from when I was a kid keeping silly diaries and making up stories about talking animals to taking odd photos of anything with disposable cameras. I love to learn and I want to share these ongoing learning experiences as I develop as an artist and as a person.

My interests include holistic living, music, food, movies, learning to play guitar and bass, and photography. I’ve been learning and growing as a photographer under Keaton Foley Photography. I’ve gained so much from him already and am excited to know more. He is a hugely talented individual that has such a natural eye for beauty and detail. I can only hope my work will be on par with his one day. He is a nightlife and events photographer where I am finding myself to be more of a portrait, fine arts, and odd photographer but I’m willing to expand my knowledge in all aspects of the world of photography.

We also are proud fur-parents to our fur-baby, Amelia.

I have a fierce love of books and dearly love reading and re-reading my favorites. In the literary world I love Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte and George Orwell. I also love science fiction and fantasy novels young and old. The Lord of the Rings series will always be close to my heart, the books and the movies. J.R. Tolkien was an incredible, imaginative writer. I hate not being in the middle of a book or series of book and am always looking for something new and good to be currently reading.

Music is the fuel behind my fire, so to speak, and I love experiencing it and discovering it as much as I can. Some of my favorite bands include Of Monsters and Men, The Black Keys, The Killers, Florence and the Machine, The XX, Imagine Dragons, Portugal the Man, The Civil Wars (mostly the first album), Alt-J, Atlas Genius, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Neighborhood, Cold War Kids, Foster the People, Metric, Bon Iver, and. There are so many more I could add to this list and so many different ones depending on the day. I want to see all of these bands but some of the top ones so far were at Sasquatch in 2013. It was magical to see The XX and Imagine Dragons, especially with Keaton there to share the love of excellent music and wonderful experiences.

I also try my best to be health conscious and try desperately to maintain a holistic lifestyle. I’m still learning on how to do that but I’m keeping an open mind moving forward to being a healthier me. I’m also studying Health and Human Performance at the university so I’m learning new things every day and I hope to experience and share all of it.

On the nerdy side, I also love everything done with Tim Burton and anything with Johnny Depp. I love super hero movies and will always be a huge fan of the X-Files. The Hunger Games series was cool to me before they even talked about the movies and of course Harry Potter and all this fantastical or involving dragons is right up my alley. HBO shows are my weakness as well as the Netflix Original Series.

 

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