Photography

Los Angeles - Katie

by DANIEL FES

I met Katie after Dance Class in Los Angeles at the famous Millennium Dance Complex.

She had this look that immediately draws me towards her. I couldn’t explain why, but I had to work with her. She was interested in my idea of One Minute. So we began to work together. It was an amazing experience. She has a beautiful heart and soul. Her energy reflected on to me and I was inspired to do even more.

Our Photoshoot happened fairly quickly. We only shot for an hour, but she was amazing and drop dead gorgeous. I hope we can inspire other people to follow their dreams and never stop fighting. For all the Daydreamers and Star-reachers we are doing the same. Just keep going!

by DANIEL FES

Travel the World

by DANIEL FES

- LAS VEGAS -

Vegas oh Vegas. What a place and what a magic you spread.

The first time I stepped on the street of the strip I was fascinated. The place you see in the movies. Caesars Palace, The Bellagio, The Mirage. Everything was right there. It was huge and enormous. And it gave me a feeling of „I have to do more to eventually come close to something like that.“

But as I was walking on and coming closer to the end of the strip I started thinking about what really goes on behind the glass and facades. Sex, Drugs, and Party are the main ingredients for a place that has been built out of nothing in the middle of the desert. People see little Italie with the copy of Venice and the statues of Rome. Paris, London, and New York are just a minute away. Most of the people that come to Las Vegas probably have never seen the real places, how it is in their country.

All of the sudden I felt sad and not so happy about this place anymore. But it gave me the knowledge of how privileged I am. I didn’t want the copy. I want the real thing and I am able to travel the world and see the people behind the sights.

And that’s when I decided to just do it.

by DANIEL FES

- CAPE TOWN -

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

This place was amazing. I cannot express this enough. I have met so many incredible humans along the way. How beautiful and powerful they are in just being themselves. How selfless some have been, opened their hearts and homes to a stranger. I never had that experience in my country. I felt welcome and accepted.

The memories I have shared on this journey, our perfect day, how grateful we can be and accepting the diversity amongst ourselves.

Not even to mention the nature. It was breathtaking to see how beautiful the world can be. How colorful and deep, how incredible and different. But still the same.

And then you are confronted by the cruelty of the dark side of the human kind. The apartheid, the people who have to fight every day to survive, who are living in the dirt next to the people who have everything and too much.

I realized, that it is not about one person who has everything. It’s about all of us and what we share!

by DANIEL FES

- VIETNAM -

If I get into this topic too much I wouldn’t stop.

Vietnam was something else. I have seen it on Top Gear and fell in love. This nature is something that I wouldn’t have dreamed of.
I spend 3,5 weeks in this beautiful country traveling from the north to the south and that wasn’t even enough to explore the 5 Stops that were planned.

I just want to let the images speak for themselves and it’s not even enough. The feeling there was outstanding. Now after I’m back I realize that it’s important to enjoy the moment while it lasts because it is over in a blink of an eye. And I wished I would have taken it in even more!

by DANIEL FES

- HAMBURG -

This is my Home, this is where I grew up.

Hamburg has been my harbor for my entire life. It made me who I am today. And I am proud and happy to call this my home because it is the most amazing and beautiful city in all Germany. Now as I’m getting older I start to realize that it depends on myself to actually change and shake the negative influences of me. I always said that Hamburg has a negative vibe. But after my trip to Los Angeles, I have seen that it’s what you put out that you will receive.

And it has changed. I still have to fight and I still struggle but it’s not the city, it is me.

by DANIEL FES

Europe - People

by DANIEL FES

- HAMBURG -

Celebrating the beauty in people.

Every day we meet and interact with a lot of people. Some of may might have an interesting look, personality or energy. I want to capture these people that inspire me and share them with the world. It’s a way to express an emotion and see how valuable these people are.

Because at the end it is not about the outer and society proved beauty, it’s about the people who make you feel something.

by DANIEL FES

Painting Pictures

by DANIEL FES

Something new something different. I fell in love with the art of painting while I was in Los Angeles. People draw, people paint and people inspire.

It is something I want to do in my life. Learn how to paint. So as always people start small.
Painting Pictures gives me a reason to try out new things and learn about light, highlights and shadow and the human face.

I want to create!

by DANIEL FES

Fashion

by DANIEL FES

Long time since 2014.

by DANIEL FES

Old School - Tilly

by DANIEL FES

This project is still to be finished. Shooting and making it happen was an incredible journey.

And soon I will release it to the world.

by DANIEL FES