Daniel was born in the Moscow area, Russia. After graduating from art school he studied at Moscow’s institute of Physics and Technology, which pointed him toward a career as an optics physicist.
During his studies he developed expertise not only in physics, but in mountain climbing and hiking. He regularly led tourist groups during the holidays through the Russian mountains. Right after graduation he became a guide of photo workshops and chief editor of Continent Expedition magazine, a publication about travel and adventures all over the world.
Daniel has received several awards in photography: Golden Turtle’ 13 Nature nomination winner, National Geographic Russia contest 2013 and 2014 finalist, Best of Russia ’13 and ’14 winner, Best Photographer ’13 finalist, among others. He currently spends most of his time in Norway, scouring the Lofoten islands and in Tuscany, guiding groups of keen photographers.