Daniel D’Ottavio was born and raised in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada’s. It was his early modeling career that first led him into the creative world of fashion. As a model, Daniel was always inspired by the images he helped to create. However it wasn’t until the day he was given his late grandfathers camera that he realized his calling was to be on the other end of the lens. Soon thereafter Daniel began climbing the world of photography, working with models and designers from all over the world. Daniel’s amazing ability to create an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere helps him to capture the inherent beauty of each individual he works with, be it cutting edge, shocking, traditional, or playful. Daniel aims to tell a unique story for every situation possible. . Daniel moved to New York City in 2005, after living and working in Milan Italy, and currently works out of his studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.