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Fine Art Photography: ‘Divine Consciousness’ by Daniel Sanchez

By Hanssie on January 1st 2015

As artists, we are constantly striving to evolve in our work; seeking to create new projects, pushing the limits of our creativity and pouring out on our canvas what we feel in our souls. Sometimes that spark of inspiration hits you and other times we chase it almost futilely in dark, endless canyons and it still remains elusive. Other times, inspiration comes from an inspired piece, building upon a previous project and blossoms to life, fueled on from an enlightened idea.


We’ve featured Daniel Sanchez’s previous project in this article where he brings an iconic album cover, inspired by a 19th century painting, to life. A collaboration between himself and NYC dancer, Aaron Dalla Villa, the project then inspired this newest series, ‘Divine Consciousness.’ For a long time, Daniel had been seeking to incorporate the art of the Renaissance period into his photography and focus more in the fine art realm in his work. Daniel desired to use digital art techniques into his photography, while maintaining balance between both.

That first project, Evening (The Fall of Day), led to the creation of this Divine series of photographs, which you will see below. Daniel refers to this as “surrealism, but with an extra touch of artistry.”

Divine Consciousness is a story about our collective awakening as humanity and our divine connection with the universe. I want to share with the world what it means to be a spiritual being, and the impact it has in our lives.


Gear Used

Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length 18mm
Shutter Speed 1/160
Aperture f/5.6
ISO/Film 100

Daniel will be expanding on this series for the rest of his career. Here are some of the images from ‘Divine Consciousness’ as well as some behind the scenes footage from the making of this series.

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Behind the Scenes Video ‘ Fine Art in 60 Seconds’


To see more of Daniel Sanchez’s work, check out his website here.

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. robert s

    im sure theres a market for this. but this to me has very little photography (im sure before the PP it was) in it and a lot of software work. nice but not my taste.

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  2. Aaron Cheney

    Not my style of photography either but the imagery is still beautiful and and very creative. I love seeing the behind the scenes for this genre. It is very inspirational to see the beginning and the amount of time and work that went into getting the final product. Thank you for sharing this!

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  3. Brandon Dewey

    Not my style of of photography but still cool pictures

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