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Dan McClanahan - thirty9 Artist

Dan McClanahan
"I believe we are designed for love to be the ultimate human experience, and the best way to create a photograph is to view your subject through the lens of love. Oh and life was not meant to be lived without coffee. "
~ Dan McClanahan

Meet the thirty9 Photographer

Dan McClanahan became a photographer in 2009 with the goal of creating a fresh alternative to traditional photography in his market. His quest was successful, as his work quickly received recognition in the photo industry with multiple Grand Imaging Awards, WPPI awards, and magazine features. Dan also became one of the youngest photographers to receive all three photography degrees bestowed by the Professional Photographers of America. He has represented the USA in the World Photographic Cup for the last three years, helping bring the cup back to American soil in 2018 with a bronze medal for his image, “Frozen Estuary.” Dan gives back to the photography community as an educator, teaching numerous times at Imaging USA, SYNC, After Dark Education, PhotoVision, and several smaller events. In his studio he splits his time between advertising photography and modern high school senior photography. Outside of work Dan is a small town Iowa introvert that loves Jesus, his family, punk rock drumming and strong coffee.
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Bright Infinity

Dan McClanahan

Bright Infinity

Maned Beauties

Dan McClanahan

Maned Beauties

Weathered Solitude

Dan McClanahan

Weathered Solitude

Frozen Estuary

Dan McClanahan

Frozen Estuary

Hallgrimskirkja

Dan McClanahan

Hallgrimskirkja

Iowa Winter

Dan McClanahan

Iowa Winter

Kirkjufell Falls

Dan McClanahan

Kirkjufell Falls

Lest We Forget

Dan McClanahan

Lest We Forget

Obsidian Dream

Dan McClanahan

Obsidian Dream

Sapphire Falls

Dan McClanahan

Sapphire Falls

Secret Banyon

Dan McClanahan

Secret Banyon