Dan Herrera's work explores the story of a magical past, his boyhood love of creating dioramas, and using the aesthetic properties of the photographic print itself as a means to engage the viewer this mysterious narrative, at once futuristic and nostalgic.
By merging contemporary post-production techniques with the pictorial elegance and aesthetics of 19th century printing, he is able to bring together the fascinating worlds of science fiction film narratives, within the scope of historically significant photographic printing methods.
Dan Herrera is a professional photographic artist / graphic artist with studio locations in Sacramento and New York City. This young artist wields an extensive vocabulary of photographic process that merges 19th century photography with contemporary digital imaging. Herrera’s award-winning work was recently featured in Volume IV of Diffusion Magazine: Unconventional photography. As an actively showing artist, his exhibition record includes shows in New York, Los Angeles, and numerous Bay Area venues including the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.
Herrera currently teaches art and design at American River College and The Art Institute of California, Sacramento - specializing in Alternative Process Photography, and Advanced Image Manipulation.