Older Folks

The images of older folks whom I meet on the street are among my favorites. Etched into faces and revealed in unique styles or personality are hints of diverse and often surprising personal backgrounds and accomplishments.


The magic of a photograph can be that we are left to wonder, speculate, or imagine what the story might be. Often, I do get the story as older folks are usually willing to talk about their life and permit this stranger to make a portrait.


On occasion, I have even been invited into a home to look at family photos and hear more of their personal history. Regardless of status or background, elders whom I photograph often inspire me with their dignity, confidence, assurance, and joy.

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Interconnecting Circles

Daniel Danzig
Born 1953

In 1978 I was with the Far East Broadcasting Company as a broadcast journalist and station manager, working on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands I might have told myself to seriously consider a career as a National Geo photographer or full-time photo journalist. My parents’ greatest gift to me was encouraging me to do what I enjoyed. I have never stopped telling myself that.


#Daniel Danzig


  1. J D - April 29, 2024 @ 1:01 pm


  2. Leann M Gustafson - April 26, 2024 @ 8:56 am

    These are so engaging. Absolutely full of life. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Bob Pizzi - April 15, 2024 @ 5:12 pm

    Hi Daniel,
    Wonderful photos!!

  4. David Schweidel - April 14, 2024 @ 4:37 pm

    So much warmth, so much humanity conveyed in these photos – terrific!

  5. D Branagh - April 14, 2024 @ 12:41 pm

    Beautiful work, Dan! So many faces that tell so many interesting stories. Happy that often you get to hear them!

  6. Robin and Paul - April 13, 2024 @ 4:52 pm

    Such powerful yet intimate portraits of elders.

  7. Helen Pettay - April 12, 2024 @ 1:41 pm

    Dan, your photos are kind of what you get if you crossed Diane Arbus and Cartier-Bresson. Fab!

  8. Mardith - April 9, 2024 @ 3:14 pm

    Enjoyed seeing these. Would have liked to see even more

  9. Michael Smith - April 9, 2024 @ 1:06 pm

    Portrait photography is a difficult skill to master and you show that skill.
    Images that reveal a person’s authenticity and trust in you as a partner in this relationship.
    All the character lines in place, coding the story of their lives.
    Thank you…

  10. Carl - April 8, 2024 @ 8:36 pm

    These photographs… .. to be so trusted by basically strangers –How it is you can bring out the inner beauty, the soul and joy and tragedy and life of your subject is the gift of a photographer extraordinaire.

  11. Susan - April 8, 2024 @ 8:22 am

    What lovely photos. They show such respect for the subject. Nice!

  12. Marcy Kates - April 7, 2024 @ 4:46 pm

    Dan, you have a gift. You make people feel comfortable enough to show you what’s inside. Thanks for introducing us to these fascinating people.

  13. Martina Reaves - April 6, 2024 @ 7:26 am

    Such beautiful, expressive faces.

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