About Freund Studio:


Architect, Photographer, Artist.

1st place award in the Beverly Hills Art Fair 2014 in "New Media"

Chicago is where Dan grew up and developed a fascination with photography at the age of 13. He was inspired by the techniques of Jerry Uelsmann and started exploring darkroom manipulation at this age. ¬†Wandering downtown Chicago’s streets while photographing the buildings of Wright, Sullivan and Mies; Dan became interested in Architecture and Modernism. Later, studying engineering at Cornell University, then getting his Architecture degree from USC. As a practicing Architect in California Dan focuses on interiors, furniture and product design.

Being self-taught in photography, Dan has however studied Architectural photography with Juergen Nogai- (Julius Shulman’s associate) and was a student of art photographer Aline Smithson. Through abstraction of architectural patterns, collapsing scale and orientation, layering photos and drawings Dan’s images bridge “real” and imaginary worlds.

Dan has traveled extensively photographing the work of Modernist Architects Santiago Calatrava, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Carlo Scarpa, and Mario Botta. Architects in Los Angeles, particularly Gehry, Moss and Thom Mayne, are also a major influence and provide “photographic material”.

Dan has been an Architect in the offices Donald A. Wexler, Welton Becket, and Stanley Felderman Design. He has designed a wide range of projects, including restaurants, retail, offices, hotels, health clubs and Residential. Notable interiors projects include:
The Sports Club LA, Citicorp offices LA, Entertainment industry projects at Paramount studios, and Columbia pictures.

Product Designs Exhibitions:
Skirball Museum Los Angeles, Spertus Museum of Chicago, and the Petroff Gallery of Toronto.

Art Exhibitions:
Bergamot, Santa Monica HIDDEN ARTIFACTS::The Architectural Process 2015
Laguana Gallery of contemporary art - 2013
"The Next: Emerging LA Artists" Exhibit at The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles 2013
Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles 2010
Dia De Los Muertos” featured in 2010 Yale University "Multi-Faith Calendar"
The Palace” on the cover: American Association of Museums 2008
Collections: Angelica & Howard Flagg Foundation