UNDERGROUND TEENS: Dani




Industrial, filled with color and light, and spilling with urban realism, Dani's photography is not a force to be reckoned with. Her tough yet soft photography style, adorned with everything from fire escapes to skyscrapers, celebrates the beauty of portraits taken in downtown and urban settings. She has the ability to make alleyways into beautiful works of art and uses graffiti to add color and life to her photography. 

City lovers will adore Dani and the way she makes use of every corner in Toronto. Toronto-born kids will beam with pride due to Dani's work. Her neon lighted pathway followed with, not rose petals, spray painted steps will lead to her bright future as a young photographer. Dani will easily become one of your new favorites, stealing your heart with her camera and the way she looks at the world. 


Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I guess like someone said, “Inspiration is everywhere.” You have to use what you have around you to create something. Also, you’ve got to see things in perspective, try and look at things from a different view than your own.

When and how did you first start photography?
I’m not sure on the exact date I started getting interested in photography, which would’ve been a good thing to remember but I think I’ve always had a love for taking photos, from taking photos on trips with my family, to going out on my own with friends.

Do you put milk or cereal first in your bowl?
I don’t really eat much cereal anymore but if I do, I'd put the cereal in first. If it was the other way around it'd be kind of messy.

Would you rather see in stripes or cheetah print for the rest of your life?
This question messed with my brain a little aha, but I think stripes…they’re cooler.

What do you want to say to young artists out there who are still trying to find themselves?
Well, I haven’t entirely found myself yet but it helps when you go out and explore new things. Don’t stick to one thing but try a variety of things, spice up your life a bit! 



Here are some Dani's photos that make you miss a city you (may or may not) have been to:

graffiti alley reflection.



city nights.


why so blue?

home.

chinatown with wendy. 


exploring alleyways.

Follow Dani on Instagram for more of her work: @boyblu.e



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