Meet the Artist: Daniele Del Gaudio
Where’d it all start?
It all started in Real Estate. I began working in Real Estate in Miami right out of college and joined a top-producing team in Miami. Starting, I was tasked to do all the busy things that the top producers did not have time to do, like open the homes for the photographers. Once witnessing the amount of effort and power a good photograph can have, I quickly fell in love. A couple of weeks later, I quit working with the real estate group and became an apprentice for the top architectural photographer in South Florida, which led me into working for interior designers, hotels, and developers.
Favorite photo you’ve taken and why?
My favorite photo has to be a drone photograph I took of the Miami skyline with the sun reflecting dramatically off a building. This was captured during a hyper-lapse that I was doing of the Miami skyline and the reason why I love it so much is because I had no intention of catching the sun's reflection, it happened by chance. This, therefore, led me to intentionally look for the sun's reflections in photographs I take and reminds me that photography is an art form that will constantly surprise you.
Where do you feel the most inspired?
I feel most inspired when I'm trying something new in photography. This reminds me that photography is an ever-changing art form with no real rights or wrongs.
What advice do you wish you could give your younger self?
I’m not very certain I would like to give my younger self any advice, I believe true knowledge is acquired when you immerse yourself in unknowns and accept any possibility or outcome.
Favorite photographer or artistic inspiration?
It would have to be an architectural photographer by the name of Mike Kelley. When I was starting as an architectural photographer, I purchased his tutorials and classes and to this day revisit all his courses as he has a very artistic and methodical approach to his work.
Favorite book, TV show, or movie from the past year?
It would have to be Top Gun that just came out, mainly for the memories as a young child and my uncle playing the original on VHS constantly at any family gathering.
Last meal on earth? (food, setting, people, etc.)
Pizza Napoletana with spicy salami and sautéed eggplant