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Daniel Dreifuss was born in Santa Cruz and grew up in sunny San Diego playing ice hockey and listening to punk rock music. Daniel found his love for photography after taking graphic arts course in high school. Daniel attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara where he majored in Commercial Advertising. During his time at Brooks Institute, he co-founded Volatile Magazine, an online music magazine. Volatile Magazine gave Dreifuss the opportunity to interview and photograph many of his favorite bands, including NOFX, Anti-Flag and Flogging Molly and in countries as far as Tel Aviv. In Tel Aviv, Daniel landed an internship with Flash 90 photo agency – one of the largest agencies in the Middle East – where he worked alongside the top photographers in Israel. Back in California, Daniel became the photo editor for the award-winning college newspaper, The Mesa Press. He also did freelance work for some of the best publications in San Diego: The La Jolla Light, San Diego Union-Tribune and The North County Times. Today, Daniel continues to grow as a person and photographer at Lee Central Coast Newspaper (Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, Santa Ynez Valley News and Adobe Press). Daniel’s work has been published in CNN, Corbis, European Press Agency, Homadia, Reuters, National Geographic, The Guardian and The Economist. In his time away from work he enjoys going to LA Kings games, riding his Vespa, film photography, and wine & microbrew tasting.