terrene impressions wrought from film

Artist’s Statement

The great cities and countrysides are bathed in rain, fog, mist and twilight. Solitary figures walk through empty streets absorbed in thoughts. The intimacy of these photographs takes familiar scenes and transforms them into an emotional landscape. A place to linger and enjoy the peace of a rainy day.

Photography is defined as a record made with light. It is a window through time to a moment that has passed. The great photographers, like Robert Frank, Robert Doisneau, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, mastered capturing a moment. Bresson called it “the decisive moment.” Whether exposing the image or printing the image, they worked with and manipulated light. Light was the narrow boundary through which they expressed themselves.

The new medium of digital photography has no such boundary. It has moved far from its darkroom roots. Once an image is taken into Photoshop, an artist is no longer restricted by boundaries of light or time. The digital artist is able to create color and composition that never passed through the lens of a camera.

Film and the darkroom are where my heart is. Using a Pentax 6×7 camera, along with Ilford high-speed roll film, I am able to capture subdued low light scenes and still produce wonderfully detailed and textured prints. Solitude when photographing is essential to my process and the message of my images. Camera work is done without the distraction of helpers or assistants. Each photograph is hand printed. The black and white photographs are printed on Ilford photographic paper. The color photographs are printed on Fuji photographic paper. Appropriate materials and display techniques are adapted to the print types, environments and requirements of the client or intended exhibition.

Upcoming Events

Dan Powers will be appearing at a number of upcoming art shows and festivals. For event details and a full list of appearances, check the Events page.

There are no upcoming events.

Frame Styles

Photo frames paired with complementary matting and fillets, selected, fitted and assembled personally by Dan Powers.

All frames are sourced by an American supplier and sturdily constructed from high quality stained woods.




Burnt Java (Pub Only)

Dan’s collection of pub photos are available exclusively in this special frame style. The tasteful Burnt Java wood with gold trim matches splendidly with the look and feel of the pubs of Ireland.

Frame Sizes

11″ x 14″ Photo Print
16″ x 20″ with Matting
19″ x 23″ with Frame
16″ x 20″ Photo Print
20″ x 26″ with Matting
23.5″ x 28.5″ with Frame
20″ x 24″ Photo Print
26″ x 30″ with Matting
31″ x 35″ with Frame

Vertical Series

5″ x 7″ Photo Prints (4)
35″ x 12″ with Matting
38″ x 15″ with Frame

Horizontal Series

7″ x 5″ Photo Prints (4)
36″ x 10″ with Matting
39″ x 13″ with Frame


For inquiries, feedback, and to place custom orders, contact Dan Powers directly using the form below, or by phone at: