At the age of 14, I got my first analog camera as a gift. It was the beginning of the enthusiasm for photography.
Through my architectural training and the associated freehand drawing I discovered the art of nude drawing and painting.
This passion accompanied me for many years.
Just over 10 years ago, I bought my first digital SLR camera.
For a long time I had the desire to portray female beauty in the field of photography as well.
My first shoot was done with a model in June 2007 in the area of an old factory.
From the beginning I was enthusiastic about the possibilities opened up for me by this kind of art.
I was fortunate that I was able to make contact with very good models at an early age.
May I say that I was allowed to work with some of the best models!
Through them I was allowed to learn a lot and could gain a lot of experience.
I pass on my passion as a form of art, of nude and erotic art, though many see it differently.
All my work has been done only with the available light, something that I am very proud of.
My first photographic success came in 2009,
when I was allowed to publish a cover and the picture gallery for the Penthouse Magazine.
Since then a lot has happened and as in real life, everything is connected with ups and downs.
When I look back today I am very proud of many things - the numerous competition successes,
the work with Metart, various book and calendar projects,
the numerous pictures which I show here on Deviantart and of course the contacts to the great people.
I would also like to thank all of you here in Deviantart, who appreciate my work, look at it and write something about it.
Many thanks also to all who have bought pictures from me and I hope
that they have the same importance to you as the work for me!
it is my vision to generate an image world of timeless value
and i want to express feelings and emotions in my pictures.
sensuality, passion, thoughtfulness, desire and erotic
are only a few examples which represent my work.
i realize my ideas on several outdoor spots
but also in my 200sqm studio which is located in an old factory.
my photographic areas are mainly artistic nude, nude art,
erotic, lingerie, beauty and portrait.
A Review by Joaquín del Castello Gilbert, Editor of Michelle7.com
***Swiss photographer Dani Fehr, better known by the moniker, ArtofDan,
has earned himself a legion of fans over recent years.
His nudes on display at websites such as Met-Art.com and artofdan.com
struck an immediate chord and with viewers, given their vibrant energy,
superb clarity, and spectacular lighting ... not to mention the extraordinarily
beautiful, youthful models he works with.
But he is one of those rare talents that creates art with their cameras.
His images are more than simples nudes of a pretty girl,
they are moments-in-time captured and imbued with an incredible
sense of eros, drama, and fantastic artistry. His range showcases color
and black & white; his locations are indoors, outdoors, and in the studio;
and his message runs the gamut from simple portraits-of-beauty to powerful,
guttural sexuality. This is an amazing body of work.
One can only marvel at what the next five years will bring from this artist.***
REFERENCES & AWARDS:
Official photographer for Volo magazine, Metart & Thelifeerotic.
Volo Magazine | www.volomagazine.com
Metart | www.met-art.com
Thelifeerotic | www.thelifeerotic.com
Michelle7 | www.michelle7.com
Pictures | www.pictures-magazin.de
Royal Cheese | www.royalcheese.ru
Nopublica | www.nopublica.com
TetteVip | www.tettevip.com
Black & White Spider Awards 2014 | Honorable Mention in Fine Art Photography
Photography Masters Cup | MERIT OF EXCELLENCE 2013
Photography Masters Cup | HONORABLE MENTION 2011
photographers companion | chinese online photo magazine
sensual photography - book | www.sensual-photography.eu
HEYE women kalender 2013 / 2014 / 2015 | www.heye-kalender.de
model maze magazine | www.modelmazemagazine.com
View Stern | myNude - View Spotlight www.view.stern.de
View Magazin | www.view-stern.de
JUDO Kalender 2012 | www.judo.eu
PHOTOGRAPHIE | Winner - Akt-verführerische formen | www.photographie.de
trierenberg super circuit | gold medal of esthetics 2011 | www.supercircuit.at
trierenberg super circuit | gold medal of excellence 2010 | www.supercircuit.at
stern online | www.stern.de
penthouse | www.penthouse.de
picspack | www.picspack.de
fc plus magazin | www.fotocommunity.de
news austria | www.news.at
vanadine | www.vanadine.net
proudmusiclibrary | www.proudmusiclibrary.com
syma | www.syma.ch
klassische bühnenkunst | www.theater-studio.ch
trade fairs international | www.tfi-publications.de
expodata | www.expodata.ch
swissrussian | www.ruswiss.ch
tagblatt | www.tagblatt.ch
thurgauer zeitung | www.thurgauerzeitung.ch
20 minuten | www.20min.ch
fototest | www.fototest-magazin.de
annual calendar 2008 (fine nude art)
annual calendar 2009 (private investigations)
annual calendar 2010 (absolute artofdan)
annual calendar 2011 (110% artofdan)
annual calendar 2012 (relaxing moments)
annual calendar 2012 (steel fever)
annual calendar 2013 (sensuality)
annual calendar 2014 (legendary)
annual calendar 2015 (from the full moon story)
annual calendar 2016 (nude art)
annual calendar 2017 (factory of sensuality)
annual calendar 2018 (anniversary)
annual calendar 2019 (black & white)
book "private investigations"
book "absolute artofdan"
book "erotic journey"
book "prinzessin aurora"
book "Saju - erotic adventure"
book "Anna - secrets"
book "Artofdan - best of 5 years"
book "Saju - in bath with me"
book "Katya - erotic eyes"
book "Saju - in bed with me"
book "Katya - flower girl"
book "Saju - fragile"
Favourite Visual Artist
Aliens, Name of the Rose, Uzala, Runaway Train
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Kitaro, Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Chillout music
Tools of the Trade
my camera a Nikon D700 and Nikon D800
painting, design, art