Daniel J. Marquis, Photographer

Photo by Jim Walker

My interest in photography was sparked by my love of nature and the outdoors. I have been an avid bird watcher for some twenty five years, and I have been kayaking for the last fifteen years. Both of these pursuits afford me many opportunities to indulge my passion for photography.

Living in central Maine gives me access to all the varied and magnificent habitats and scenery that Maine has to offer; from the rocky coast with its picturesque fishing villages, to the inland lakes and mountains, and of course, Maine’s famed North Woods.
My favorite types of photography are nature close-ups and landscapes… opposite ends of the spectrum. Landscape photography allows me to show the grand picture, the scenes that people pass daily, but may not see. With my close-up images I try to illustrate the drama, patterns and colors that nature offers to those who are willing to take the time to look for them.

I am also passionate about photographing cityscapes around my home towns of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, particularly at dusk and dawn, in order to show its citizens the beauty that our towns possess.

My work has been displayed at the Maine Photography show, an annual juried exhibit featuring some of the top photographers in the state. I have also had a number of photos published in Nature Photographer Magazine.