“The camera is the least important element in photography.” -Julius Shulman
My name is Danielle Van Houten. Photography is my calling, my profession, and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me insane someday. I strive to continue to educate myself on new techniques and new visions. I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way they make me feel. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept. But it’s honest – and it’s the best way to describe my approach to the craft. I wrestle with every image I shoot. I assume perfection is possible and I want to wring it out of every picture. I am fortunate to be able to spend a good amount of time on personal projects and collaborating with teams of rad people.
Focus of New York Magazine May/June 2014
Reality Serum Magazine May 2014
Focus of New Magazine January 2014
Toxic Spit Magazine -May 2013
Alternative Revolution Magazine - May 2013
Images and Impressions Magazine December-2012
Portrait Category HV PPA
SENIOR PORTRAIT NORTH EAST PRINT COMPETITION
1st Place Senior Portrait Portfolio of 2 images Yearbook and Creative
2nd Place Portrait Category with "Fight Night" HVPPSNY Digital Print Competition
August 2013 Annual Open Photography Exhibition Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
1st Place in the People Category with "Serenity"
JULY 2013 LIFETOUCH CHAIRMANS AWARD FINALIST 1 of 8 top Portfolios in the United States and Canada
"Never Let Me Go"
"Queen of the Ice"
HUDSON VALLEY MAY 2013 PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION PRINT COMPETITON
1st Place Portrait Category with "Serenity"
1st Place Illustrative Category with "Whimsical Beauty"
3rd Place Illustrative Category with "The Queen of The Ice"
CHAIRMAN'S CREATIVE NORTH EAST PRINT COMPETITION
1st Place with "The Queen of the Ice"
PRESTIGE PRINT COMPETITON
1st Place "87 and Fabulous"
“Danielle is a spirited, creative individual with a keen eye for the demiurgic. She is never short of ideas and often transforms a shoot on the fly being aware of the potential of her surroundings. Danielle’s passion and vigor for capturing her exact creative goal is her strongest asset. She is a skilled photographer with an impressive ability to keep transforming, learning and developing herself. She is very knowledgeable and inspirational. As a professional model, I would recommend Danielle without reservation for your next project.”-- Angela Rosier
“Certainly not afraid to try something new and go outside of the box.” – Jocelyn Cattley
“Incredibly gifted, visionary, five star photographer...Very fortunate to have worked with her.” – Steve Ferrari