Daniel is a well-known and celebrated professional Outer Banks photographer. With an eclectic background in art and photography and his passion for surfing, Daniel has a unique way of looking at the world. He grew up on Hatteras island – a sliver of surfers’ paradise off of the coast of North Carolina. Fueled by his love of the ocean and surfing, he began to pursue his passion for art & photography in his teens. In his 20’s his career began as a surf artist and photographer and grew as the demand for his work increased. As a result of his success as a professional surf artist and photographer in the late 1990’s, he founded Pullen Art & Photography, a business incorporating surf art & documentary photography with professional event and commercial photography. Since 2003 Daniel and his team have shot hundreds of events both nationally and internationally. His work has won numerous awards and has been recognized by the world’s leading surf industry publications. His artistic flair has earned him the renown as a leading professional photographer on the Outer Banks. In 2015 he began teaching 1:1 and group workshops on Hatteras, and 2017 launched his first weekend workshop series. Daniel is proponent of art education, and he regularly volunteers his time and expertise with local non-profit organizations, Dare County Schools, Young Life, and Dare County Parks & Recreation. He served two years on the Board of Directors for the Dare County Arts Council. In 2017 he completed, Foundation Workshop, the world’s most intense wedding photojournalism workshop, David Alan Harvey’s Storytelling workshop in Puerto Rico. He is set to publish his first book, “The Hatteras Fisherman,” in 2018.
Features on Daniel