Daniel is an award-winning, internationally published documentary photographer. Drawing from his intense passion (perhaps… obsession) for photography, Daniel’s life and work centers around pursuing the art of the photograph. 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 and photography in his teens. By his 20’s Daniel had gained notoriety for his unique style: a marriage of fine art, surf, and documentary photography. As a result of his success, in 2003, he founded Pullen Art & Photography, a business blending surf art & documentary photography with professional event and commercial photography. In 2014, based on popular demand, he began teaching 1:1 and group photography workshops on Hatteras Island. The result has been a new-found passion, teaching – and he is set to launch a full Workshop Schedule for 2018. In 2016 Daniel opened “The Gallery” a studio featuring the best of his work, and a space for people to gather, discuss, and appreciate photography. Daniel is proponent of art education, and he regularly volunteers his time and expertise with local non-profit organizations, such as, Outer Banks Community Foundation, Hatteras Island Youth Foundation, Little Pink Houses of Hope, Hatteras Cancer Foundation, 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 2016 he completed, Foundation Workshop, the world’s most intense wedding photojournalism workshop, as well as David Alan Harvey’s Storytelling workshop in Puerto Rico. He is set to publish his first book, “The Independent Waterman,” in 2018.
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