Call for Mail Art

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Inspired by Dan
Call for Mail Art

Create your masterpiece with your take on ‘Safari as a Way of Life. Can be in any visual medium.

An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Heartland

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Twenty Years On
An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Heartland

An excerpt from the book Art of Life written by Jennifer New.  As other UCLA students were getting ready for a few weeks of downtime with family and friends over the winter holiday, Dan was headed for a month of dizzying travel, romance, and decision making. Even by his standards, life was more crowded than usual. When […]

The Journey is the Inspiration: Sara Cummings

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Inspired by Dan
The Journey is the Inspiration: Sara Cummings

In early July, I went to Sunset Beach, North Carolina for my family’s 30th annual beach vacation. It’s a time for us to relax, drink margaritas, eat double scoop waffle cones, and best of all, just sit together and talk. It’s that week of the year that we all cherish and absolutely hate to miss. […]

The Journey is the Inspiration: Ellie Crosby

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Inspired by Dan
The Journey is the Inspiration: Ellie Crosby

Ellie Crosby was the Dan Eldon Legacy visionary (not intern) at Creative Visions this summer. Today is her last day, so as her final task, we asked her to write a blog post about how Dan has inspired her. Ellie, thank you for all your hard work and dedication to share Dan’s story with the […]

Journey is the Inspiration: Alyssa Holman

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Inspired by Dan
Journey is the Inspiration: Alyssa Holman

Dan Eldon’s work has influenced and inspired my work. Eldon is great at capturing the real emotions and rawness of life in Africa. This past winter, I visited South Africa to learn about the culture and the people and ended up with an amazing experience and a journal to remember my experiences. Here are a […]

An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Thanksgiving

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Twenty Years On
An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Thanksgiving

An excerpt from the book Art of Life by Jennifer New. The fall of 1991 served as an antidote to the perpetual overcast of London and the sultry, labyrinthine alleyways of Morocco. Having temporarily given up the mobile shop, Dan returned to Los Angeles to take a few classes through UCLA Extension. It proved to be his […]

The Journey is the Inspiration: Martice Smith II

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Inspired by Dan
The Journey is the Inspiration: Martice Smith II

I learned of Dan Eldon’s story through a blog, headed by artist Seth Apter. I was immediately captivated by the stunning, instinctive, raw and sometimes painful images created by Dan. This fascination jolted me into another realm as I anxiously read and flipped through the pages of “Dan Eldon: The Art of Life”. I needed […]

An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Northern Kenya

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Dan Eldon Legacy
An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Northern Kenya

Northern Kenya Oct. 28, 1990 Frontier town By: Dan Eldon Everyone is armed, things are sharp. O.k. I finally have a lot to say, but I don’t want to write the usual self-centered white man traveling in Africa story. I’m sick of films and books set in third-world places about Euros floating around and showing […]

Our World, Their Lens

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Twenty Years On
Our World, Their Lens

“It was exploring the unknown and trying to make it known to the rest of the world that led to Dan’s death. In the months before he died he made a name for himself covering the civil war in Somalia. Dan took searing images of the conflict’s innocent victims — skeletal children and starving men […]

The Journey is the Inspiration: Joanna Bennett

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Inspired by Dan
The Journey is the Inspiration: Joanna Bennett

I came across this talented young man’s work on the web several years ago. To say I was blown away is an understatement. I think what grabs me most about his work was his celebration of his surroundings, his love of diversity, his honest documentation, unaltered. As it has already been stated, his work is […]

An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Arriving in Blantyre

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Twenty Years On
An Excerpt from “Art of Life”: Arriving in Blantyre

An excerpt from the book Art of Life by Jennifer New. In the last week of the trip, Dan put a new sticker on Deziree’s bumper: “Positive Vibrations.” They needed the sentiment as they skirted the Mozambique border on their way to Bantyre. The area had a trashed, desolated look. The purpose of the trip, largely overlooked […]