"Some work of noble note may yet be done."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson


I do lens based image projects, monochromatic and color. These are "long form" series with common themes. They evolve over time, starting with photographs then processed to explore hidden themes and complexities.

If these projects have a recurrent theme, it's the curious in the ordinary, the intimate and the quirky. Ongoing projects often show up on instagram:  @dan.derby

I've done a variety of photography work, written for print and online publications and was a designer & manager in hi-tech for some years. A detailed curriculum vita can be found here.
For a decade, I was a visiting lecturer at Stanford University after receiving an MFA in Design there.

A Southerner by birth, I now live on the coast of New Hampshire, where the weather can be cold but the people are warm.  


You don't take a photography, you make it.”  Ansel Adams





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