Artist Spotlight: Dan Winters
Artist Spotlight: Dan WintersSeptember 13, 2012
Texas-based photographer and G&G contributor Dan Winters is best known for his stark celebrity portraits—having trained his lens on everyone from Hollywood heavyweights such as Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman to legendary athletes like Michael Jordan and Jack Nicklaus. But his full body of work is a diverse mash-up that includes stars, yes, but also Texas gang members, women in the military, iconic American cities, NASA’s final shuttle launches, floral anatomy, and the life-cycle of honeybees.
Self-portrait of the artist
"Angelina Jolie," Hollywood; 1999
An artist as well as a skilled craftsman, Winters often builds his own sets, props, and even subject matter. But despite his range, each of Winters’ photographs is characterized by unparalleled lighting and a clean sparse style that has made him one of today’s most acclaimed working photographers—racking up more than a hundred awards in his twenty-six-year career.
"Dolphin Tail," Marathon Key, FL; 1989
"Discovery Engine Start," Cape Canaveral; 2011
Winters marks another milestone with the opening of his first solo museum exhibition at Savannah’s Telfair Museum of Art. The exhibit, Dan Winters’s America: Icons and Ingenuity (September 14 – November 11), will display nearly one hundred of the artist’s most recognizable works together with lesser know personal pieces. If you can’t make it to the Telfair, pick up a copy of the museum’s companion book and peruse the series from home.