KelownaNow is excited to feature some of our favorite Instagram profiles from the area. These profiles are chosen based on their content, style and interaction with the community. If you would like to be featured be sure to tag #kelownanow and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Daniel Jones is a Kelowna based photographer/digital artist with a passion for creating captivating imagery. He is an avid skateboarder, snowboarder, mountain biker, hiker, yogi, surfer and traveler—and the love of the outdoors has always found a way into his work.
Daniel is currently at the helm of a freelance photography/digital art business (http://thedanieljones.com/) with a focus on commercial advertisements, travel/tourism, action sports, lifestyle, artistic portraits, and outdoor environments.
Why do you use Instagram?
I use Instagram to share my imagery with a wider global audience. I love that you can get images that might otherwise be sitting on a computer, or in a local gallery, out to a much broader viewership. I also love following all the other amazing artists and photographers on Instagram. It’s a never ending stash of creativity and inspiration.
What will people see on your feed?
Most of my feed shows activities (action sports, adventure tourism and lifestyle activities) that I participate in, as well as personal art projects. I will occasionally share contract work on there, but only if it is something that fits in with my feed.
Does your page have a specific style?
I’m going to say no…….I do have a style to my work, but you are not going to see one specific look throughout my feed. I photograph and create with many different genres and would not want to limit myself to only one specific approach or subject matter. I know there is definitely a place for niche a style, but I like to create organically without limitations.
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Why do you follow KelownaNow?
I like the local news updates and to see what other local artists are creating/doing.
#tbt to my first trip to Nicaragua 🇳🇮 in 2016. Hard to believe this trip was almost exactly one year ago, as I remember it like it was yesterday. This image was captured on a house building initiative with @wejourney and @techo_org. If your thinking about taking a trip and want to travel with a purpose, please check them out.
How do you decide on your location for shoots?
I am constantly keeping my eye out for interesting photo locations. I find that locations can often inspire a photo idea or sometimes I have the idea and will have to seek out the location. More often than not, I’ll stumble across a location while out biking, travelling or snowboarding in the winter.
Biggest Instagram moment?
I’ve had a few noteworthy features but, hands down, it was when @Icecube shared one of my photos.
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