60 Seconds with Dan Reid- Ibiza Photographer
There’s probably not an a-list DJ working today that Dan Reid has
captured with his lens, he is a popular photographer with the artists
that come through Ibiza because he understands what they need and he
knows how to deliver an amazing shot. Essentialibiza grabbed Dan for a
chat about the work he loves…
Why did you move to Ibiza?
I actually am based in the UK, but many of my commissioned jobs are in
Ibiza over the summer due to the amount of artists that stay on the
island in those months. Also working on the Pioneer Calendar means that
I have to visit the island at least once a month over the summer.
What inspired you to become a photographer?
I always had an interest in photography and I was the person who always
went out with a camera. It was not until the late ’90s when my friend
introduced me to a photographer who worked for Sony music. For 4 years I
assisted him on many shoots and learnt my trade from there.
Do you specialize in any particular type of photography?
I am mainly music photographer. Mostly portraits and live.
What is it about Ibiza that appeals to photographers?
Sun, Sea, breathtaking locations and amazing people.
How does the island inspire you?
Just makes me happy when I am over in Ibiza, this inspires me just from
Ibiza is a magical place; is the balance between the spiritual and
hedonistic what makes the island unique?
Definitely, the older I get the mellower I become over here though,
which is not a bad thing at all.
Given that balance, does Ibiza offer two different worlds for a
photographer to capture?
Which do you prefer?
I actually don’t mind. I love doing portraits shots on the island as the
locations are so beautiful and we just have great days taking our time
and taking everything in. The live element is amazing as you are
capturing people letting themselves go and enjoying themselves.
What makes a good picture?
Capturing the moment perfectly.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve witnessed through your lens?
I can’t tell you that.
Photographers are notoriously self conscious about appearing in front on
the camera, why is that?
Because I am an ugly git!