Dan, in his own words is; a "geek, filmmaker, designer" and in general just a guy that's really good at a lot of stuff. He made DEDPXL, likes 80's movies and comics and he is awesome.
Anne is an amazing photographer, an incredible writer and just the sweetest person. She also likes drinking whiskey and shared one of her favorite ones with me on the shoot day.
Together they are Danne. Huh.. Well, that's awkward. Guess the name mashing only works with celebrities. Anyway, they are both awesome humans - and I am happy to say - great friends.
A month ago when Zack & Meg were in Germany for Photokina, Dan & Anne took me out for dinner and by the end of the evening Anne asked me if I would take her portrait. This made me very nervous, but also excited.
So, when Zack got back I spoke to him about it and asked his advice on how I should photograph Anne. He had an amazing idea, but I just could not do it, because it was his vision and not mine. I convinced Zack to execute it himself, which he did and it turned out great.
I eventually came up with a concept.
Anne is a great writer - as I've already mentioned earlier in this post. I wanted to somehow incorporate that in the photo. I got in touch with Anne and told her about my idea, which she liked and we set a date. I also then dropped the ball on her that Zack would be photographing her as well.
The date was set, and we decided to just make a day out of it and we would all get to photograph each other. I knew I wanted to add Dan to Dudes with Beards, so we knocked that out first and had some fun with it.