Dan Van Winkle (also known as Dan West) has been shooting photos for more than 40 years. He started in high school shooting for the school newspaper. Dan briefly thought about choosing photojournalism as a career, but after speaking with a few professional photographers, decided that a career in engineering would allow him to keep his photography as a serious hobby rather than a career.

For the first 30 years of his photography Dan focused on landscape photography but about 12 years ago decided it was time to include the female (and sometimes male) figure as part of his landscapes. Since then, Dan has self-published several books, had his art in galleries, won a few contests:

Palo Alto Online Photo Contest - 16th Annual - HM

 Palo Alto Online Photo Contest - 17th Annual - 2nd Place

Palo Alto Online Photo Contest -  20th Annual - 1st Place

and continues to refine both his landscape and nude work.

Dan sells both fine art prints and books.  For print information please contact me directly at using my contact page: 


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