Danial Kordan has been fascinated by the possibilities of photography since his early childhood. He grew up in a beautiful lake region under Moscow exploring wild nature, spending most of his free time in nature. He graduated from an art painting school when he was a kid. Mixing his love of art and nature, he ultimately found his passion – Landscape photography. During university, he faced much pressure on his quantum physics thesis, and family and friends. Yet he always found pleasure in the pathless woods: places he always returned to and admired. Nature is his inspiration, with all the beauty and variety of colors and compositions.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.
Luckily when he studied at the Institute of Physics and Technology, he gained experience not only in physics, but also in mountain climbing and hiking, guiding tourist groups in winter and summer. He became a guide of photo-workshops and chief editor of “Continent expedition” magazine. He wrote articles of travel and adventures all over the world.
Daniel has won several awards in photography: Golden Turtle’ 13 Nature nomination winner, National Geographic Russia contest 2013 winner, Best of Russia’13, ’14 ’15 winner, bestphotographer’13, Trierenberg Super Circuit award (best landscape photographer). He has publications in such magazines as Digital SLR Magazine, UK, Photography week, Photography Master Class, National Geographic, Discovery, Photoworld China, Digital Photo (Bauer Media) magazines. His key clients are Apple, Gazprom Neft’, S7 Airlines, RedBull.
Daniel spends most of his time in Norway at Lofoten islands and in Tuscany at villa Gaia, guiding groups from Europe, UK, US, Asia and Russia. He is an official Nikon, Gitzo and Lucroit ambassador.