A Quiet Focus.
STORY BY SARAH LANG. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANNY WOOTTON
Danny Wootton is a quiet man. Softly spoken with a calming energy about him. You get the distinct impression that he sees the world differently. And not just because he spends most of his time looking at it through a lens. “I have always enjoyed taking photos,” he says, reminiscing with a shy smile, “I was given a camera when I turned ten, and from that day on I was hooked. But I want my work to provoke a reaction or an emotion. My work can be a little on the darker side.”
Danny studied multimedia design with a number of years doing a variety of creative outputs including old-school sign painting. Several beautiful storefronts in the region including Annie Smithers’ du Fermier in Trentham, boast Danny’s intricate gold leaf sign writing.
“But photography is my passion. It’s the mystery of it that I love. Why give away the entire image? You must leave room for imagination, room for the viewer to have their own experience with it.” he explains. This is evident in all of Danny’s work. Whether it is a commercial or editorial project, or even a personal shot taken during a recent grass fire in Porcupine Ridge, Danny captures the essence of the subject but allows room for the viewer to develop their own narrative about the image.
And maybe that is why Danny is so quiet himself. His photography speaks far more eloquently about the kind of person and artist that he is, than words ever possibly could.
To view more of his work or to arrange a commission, visit dannywootton.com.au.