Daniel Humphries-Russ

Daniel Humphries-Russ
Eldersburg, MD
Photography, Printmaking
After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, Independent Living, K-12 Schools, Library, Senior Center

Daniel Humphries-Russ is an award-winning photographer residing in Carroll County, Maryland. Daniel creates original limited edition archival pigment prints combining traditional techniques and current digital technology. He has exhibited at such diverse venues as the Howard County Center for the Arts, Carroll Arts Center, The Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD, and Maryland Art Place. Daniel is an adjunct faculty member at Carroll Community College.

Daniel grew up with LIFE, Look and National Geographic and learned from the masters of photography: Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston, and others. He produced marketing materials for Fortune 500 companies as master printmaker and darkroom manager for Allied Photo Industries. He covered news and events for the Pittsburgh Press.

Daniel began working with digital images in 1994. Working with images captured on film and converted to digital files, he began the process of “developing” digital images along with traditional film images. He committed to only digital processes in 2008.

Daniel focuses on human creation. Our built environment, our technology, and our art reveal the divine spark, the spark of creation, in all of us. Sacred and secular, residential and industrial, handcrafted, and manufactured, our structures, spaces, and what we put in them, form our lives and reveal much of whom we are.

Each of us sees the world through different eyes. Each student has a unique photographic vision which is precious. It is my passion to nurture that unique vision. Although I teach photographic technique and the rules of composition, it is equally important to know when to break those rules in service to art. By building my students skills and nurturing my students' unique vision, I strive to enable my students to make exceptional photographs. The Master of Arts program at Towson University coalesces my intent as a teaching artist: to broader my knowledge, deepen my understanding as a teacher and expand my vision as an artist.