Daniel King’s love of photography comes from establishing a connection with his subject and creating an intimate dialogue between himself and the subject. King’s stories come from street casting the youth in rural and inner cities and capturing their lives. King started as an aspiring surf photographer at age 16 in his native Sydney, Australia. His interest quickly gravitated toward portraiture and he worked immediately for brands such as Billabong, Quicksilver and SDS.
At eighteen years of age, King moved to Spain and then to London before being hired to relocate to New York to work under photographer Steven Klein and later Annie Leibovitz.
King then moved back to London where he continued to hone his craft with photographer David Sims.
King currently resides in New York. His first book «Ukraine Youth - Between Days» through Damiani was published in February 2015. His first gallery show also took place that same month at Chasm Gallery. Entitled Beirut, the exhibit was a visual documentation and exploration into the lived of kids living in the middle east.
King’s work has been published in Twin Magazine, Hero, Double, Teen Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Office, Wallpaper, W and Oyster Magazine.
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