Photography helps me understand how I see the world; as a designer, it also helps me hold on to my sense of awe and wonder at everything I see, whether old, new, natural, man-made, static or in motion. While there are certain subjects I find myself continually drawn toward — architecture, the scale of nature, normally crowded spaces devoid of people — what I enjoy most about photography is that I never know what’s going to catch my eye next.
Dan Rubin is a photographer, designer, and creative director based in London. One of Instagram’s earliest beta-testers and a speaker at the world’s first mobile photography conference, 1197, his work was featured in iTunes upon Instagram’s launch and he has become one of the most-followed, non-celebrity mobile photographers, with more than half a million followers on Instagram alone. After purchasing a Polaroid SX-70 in 2008, Dan was reintroduced to the love of photography and of cameras themselves, and now shoots using one of over 40 film and digital cameras, including 35mm, medium format, large format, and instant film. He is co-founder, editor-at-large, and publisher of The Photographic Journal, co-creator and curator of the portrait photography exhibition 100 | 50 | 1, and is planning further exhibitions in the US and Europe.