Jan W. Faul Biog (b. New York, 1945 ) (nom de plume – Daniel Ocean)
Renowned photographer Mr. Jan W. Faul was born in New York and has traveled across the United States and Europe to portray subtle landscapes and distinctly human creations plus the people who populate this Earth. Mr. Faul has been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he is a member of the ASMP Hall of Fame. His work is in the collections of the Smithsonian’s NMAH, the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at UMBC, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and 30+ others. His work is in hundreds of corporate and private collections.
Web: janfaul.com, nyceshotz.com
We begin looking at the world at an early age, as childhood is where the curiosity begins. Getting a camera when we are young allows us to practice with the constraints of making a photograph. Nobody wakes up knowing that in their waking hours they will make one of the most meaningful images a human has ever seen
To become a great photographer is an unbelievably difficult journey. Many try but startlingly few reach their goals. It has been said that photographers see everything, but becoming an all-seeing photographer is the result of years of practice. My work allows me to shoot film for my images, as it is my most familiar tool and every image I make is an attempt at creating perfect beauty.
Jan W. Faul, July 3, 2018http://artfaul.com/Bio.html