Daniel Bommarito

 

A photographer and creative artist, Daniel’s roots to his passion, culture, and landscape photography originate from Terrasini, Sicily where his great-grandfather, Alessandro Leonardo Bommarito, was born. Alessandro’s life-long pursuit of his dreams of a better life and to produce meaningful work was passed to his son, George, and today the flame of this torch is carried onward by Daniel. 

A United States Navy Veteran, Daniel was born in Eugene, Oregon. He grew up spending countless days and nights in the frigid cold winters of the Pacific Northwest, and the brutally hot summers of Nevada and Arizona learning about photography, mother nature, and the elements of life. It’s here where he found himself, his creative spirit, and the magic of using a camera as a medium of self-expression and storytelling. 

Daniel’s current photographic works range from urban landscape to remote wilderness settings where rarely a man steps foot. Regardless of the setting, one thing is certain: Photography is at the core of who he is. Stories of life emanate from his heart and mind, take form through his camera, and come to fruition as fine art for others to experience. As one of his original fans and supporters put it: Daniel grew up in the lands of the gods where majestic beauty abounds and is somehow able to routinely tap into this wondrous connection with nature and magical source of wonder, and reproduce it through his art. 

Selected Awards
1st place – Del Mar Fair 2014 1st place – Orange County Fair 2016 
1st place – California State Fair 2016 
1st place – California State Fair 2017 – (Shot with Outex Water Housing)
2nd place – Orange County Fair 2017
Smithsonian semi-finalist – 2016
Smithsonian semi-finalist – 2017 Epson
Pano Awards – 28th place – 2014 Epson 
Pano Awards – Silver Medal – 2016 
Top 10 – San Diego Natural History Museum – 2016 
Professional Photographers of America – 3rd place – Western District – 2016

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