Where am I and with whom?

The beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia is my home sweet home since a couple of years. Here I do live together with my beautiful wife and our three gorgeous (and sometimes naughty) dogs.

Why do I photograph, what and how?

Before moving to Bali I was living almost 15 years in Lanzarote, one of the fortunate Canary Islands and it was there where I discovered my passion for photography with the islands incredible light, landscapes and it’s active and adorable photographer community. Most of my images are landscapes as I do love the slow approach to this kind of making pictures. Getting up early, finding the right spot, waiting for the right light. But there are also quiet a few portraits and environmental portraits in my photo galleries.  As well with this kind of photography I do prefer to take it slow. Immerse myself into the places and cultures of the people before I take their photograph. I believe that there is a more to photography than simply picking up a camera, pointing it onto something, and pressing the button. As the famous photographer Ansel Adams said “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

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Fun fact

My full name actually is Daniel Steinmann and as you might guess I am German (also my mother is French). When I did the first website for my photography I was living in Lanzarote already and all my friends just called me Dani and none of them was able to pronounce my last name so when picking the domain name for my site it simply became Dani Stein.

More of my photography on the web

Apart from this website you also may find more of my photography in all those following places on the world wide web. Follow, like and explore with me.

Bali Photography, from the above list, is another website and project of mine which I started with the intent to showcase the singular beauty of this island but you will also find pictures from other parts of Indonesia, so please check it out!

My Pictures On Instagram

My Pictures on Flickr

View stream on flickr

My Pictures on 500px

Dani Stein Photo Books

There are two photo books of mine available at Blurb. One is from my New Zealand trip where I was able to discover for three month this fascinating place. The other book is from my stay in Nepal where I have been also volunteering in an orphanage and from where my project “Dani’s children in Nepal” originated. All profits from the sales of these two books go in their integrity to this project of mine. Have a look through them over at Blurb.

New Zealand
New Zealand
From Northland to ...
By Dani Stein
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Nepal - Where the Gods found Peace
Nepal - Where ...
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