Hi, I’m Dan Cartwright. I was brought up in a pretty big family with 4 other siblings. Anyone from a big family knows that it’s pretty hard to carve out anything for yourself. Fighting for a sense of individuality was tricky growing up. For me, that happened in primary school, when I picked up a pencil and started to draw.
As time went on, I became interested in the way light shapes an image, giving it depth. By high school, my portraits were becoming pretty realistic. At about the same time, my dad started playing around with black and white photography, and made himself a homemade darkroom. I think that was about the time that I started to understand what makes great images and I was hooked!