“To create interesting light, you have to create interesting shadows.”
My Story: the short version
Amy and I met when I was 6 and she was 5. We will celebrate our 23nd wedding anniversary this year.
Our lads—Tom, Vin, and Tony—are all amazing in their own unique ways.
As an imagemaker (still and motion), I am obsessed with light–seeing it, feeling it, and sharing it. I am equally obsessed with shadow.
I earned a BFA in studio art years ago and once built a pinhole camera that shot 20″ x 24″ film (which I printed as cyanotypes). This summer, I look forward to starting work on an MFA.
Recently, I built a darkroom at home. I’m now making abstract photographs in which I cast light directly onto photo-sensitive paper. No camera. No computer. I call my new series “Color Fields.”
I’m humbled to say that I’ve written two best-selling books on the subject of lighting—Speedliter’s Handbook and Lighting for Digital Photography.
I teach photography and art full-time at Mission College Prep in San Luis Obispo.
During the summer I teach week-long workshops in great places like Santa Fe, Rockport, and Missoula.
And yes, I’m proud of my crazy, red hair.
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Daniel Forster was born on Valentine’s Day, in Murten, Switzerland. After an apprenticeship in a photo studio in Berne, he became a freelance photographer in 1974 and has since covered ten America’s Cups and eleven Olympic Games, one of them the Winter Games in Calgary.
His photographs appear in every major Yachting magazine in Europe, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia. 1986/87 TIME magazine sent him for five months to Perth, Australia and used his picture of America’s Cup winner Dennis Conner on the February cover.
Daniel is one of the official photographers in charge of the Rolex Yachting events. Which means covering events like New York Yacht Club events, the Rolex Fastnet Race, Rolex Baltic Regatta, Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco, Rolex Swan Cup, Rolex Middle Sea Race and Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
This hectic schedule still leaves some time for a Cape Horn rounding or a Galapagos cruise. Daniel Forster now lives in Jamestown, just across the bridge from Newport, Rhode Island, USA. During his off time he goes fishing with his daughter Daphne.
Award winning photographer/filmmaker, lecturer,with a background in design and illustration, Cosimo has displayed many of his fine works in galleries across the nation. His work is defined by his strong sense of design and bold style creating strong dramatic images. A graduate of the School of Art and Design in NYC and a member of the Directors Guild of America, Society of Illustrators as well as the ASMP.
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