My name is Justin Dahl and I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with BreakawayINK. I will be working hard with the creators of BreakawayInk to grow their national and global brand identity through several marketing and promotion projects. I figured since you will be seeing posts and projects from me in the future, that I should introduce myself and some of my passions.
I am a 28 year old professional from Philadelphia. I have been born and raised in the city for my entire life. I live and breathe Philadelphia and constantly have my ear to the heartbeat of this city and its urban and cultural identity. I have received education in marketing and communications and have personally been involved in marketing, sales and promotions since completing college. I have a passion for creative ideas and businesses and BreakawayINK seems to perfect fit for me to gain business experience.
My current passions include being involved in new and amazing creative ideas, antiques and picking (see American Pickers on TLC), motorcycles, marketing, bartering, music, fashion, black tea, traveling and enjoying life and my fiancé. But, there is one passion that is taking up a majority of my creative focus today. That passion is Photography!
I must say, I have always enjoyed photography and graphic design. This is probably because I am not the best drawer or painter. To me, photography is a way to make a painting without ink or paint. You can express what you would paint on a canvas in the blink of an eye… or more so a snap of the shutter. I have been exposed to art and photography from a very young age, thanks to my father whom I consider a “jack-of-all-trades” of the art world. He was a professional photographer for many years and his influence rubbed off on me. I just recently began getting more serious with the art and am having a great time realizing the beauty that can be created with the harmony of the eye and the lens.
My small design & photography company attempts to highlight the adventure of living a lifetime in the City of Philadelphia as well as examining the beauty of the world and its unique people through the lens of a camera. Urban landscapes are the focus of my work. Beyond urban photography, I also highlight the beauty of nature through my travels and the wonder of conceptual photography through the lens. I also started a full service design shop for companies and individuals for creating logos and branding.
I love High-Dynamic Range (or HDR Photography) and extreme and weird wide-angle shooting. I consider it my specialty. HDR consists of taking a serious of steady shots at different exposure intervals. These shots, ranging from 3-9, are then combined in a software suite to display one image containing all of the shadows and highlights that would not be captured in a typical single image. It takes some practice and a bit of camera and software knowledge to achieve, but can be easily taught to any digital camera enthusiast. Combined with HDR, I love to take cool, odd, extreme angles on objects with wide-angle lenses to achieve a new and interesting take on famous Philadelphia structures, sculptures and landmarks. I also like to apply these ideas to photography of my travels, nature and interesting people.
If you would like to view my work or purchase prints, you can visit my website. Prints can be ordered matted or framed directly from the site via credit card or Paypal through a secure server and shipped to your doorstep. All of my photos are printed at a professional lab in Virginia and are of the highest quality.
Check out: http://www.pixelheadstudios.com
As well as my website, many of my favorite framed prints are available at Nestology in the King of Prussia Mall (next to the Cheesecake Factory). This is also where the amazing apparel created by BreakawayINK is also available.
I look forward to doing great things with BreakawayINK in the future and bring this brand to a global market.