I knew Dan from our time together in Peace Corps Guyana, and having him around with his sharp eye and compassionate lens was nothing short of inspiring. There was a whole world full of magical traditions, lush landscapes, and soulful people to capture and Dan did it expertly, always respectful of his subjects. With one shot he could capture the wisdom an elder community Rastaman, in another, the solemn reverence of Hindu ceremonies. He has such an unimposing, inviting presence that no matter race or class people felt comfortable around him. Kids, too. I asked him to photograph the high school where I was teaching one afternoon so I could remember my classes. The kids adored him. I still have those photos and when I look at them I can instantly feel the heat, hear my students chatter. Their eagerness, pain, and joy - as well as my fear, pride, and sadness - were all there, thanks to Dans keen ability to document the complexities of humanity. Dans a true pleasure to work with and one of those guys who not only gives you a lifetime of memories, but a lifetime of loyalty.