Thanks for visiting. I am Dan Forget, and I photograph what I find captivating. I take scenes many would not take a second glance at or barely notice, and freeze it so all can stop and analyze the beauty before us the way I see it. Slow down sometimes and enjoy the world around you; you'd be surprised to see how much you've been missing. It is my hope that you enjoy viewing my images as much as I enjoy making them, and perhaps get a glimpse into my world.
I also photograph for Franklin Pierce University Ravens Athletics. I graduated Class of 2013, but I am coming back for more. Athletes and families, check back and find your photos here!
"GET OUT NOW. Not just outside, but beyond the trap of the programmed electronic age so gently closing around so many people at the end of our century. Go outside, move deliberately, then relax, slow down, look around. Do not jog. Do not run. Forget about blood pressure and arthritis, cardiovascular rejuvenation and weight reduction. Instead pay attention to everything that abuts the rural road, the city street, the suburban boulevard. Walk. Stroll. Saunter. Ride a bike, and coast along a lot. Explore.
Abandon, even momentarily, the sleek modern technology that consumes so much time and money now, and seek out that resting place of a technology almost forgotten. Go outside and walk a bit, long enough to forget programming, long enough to take in and record new surroundings.
Flex the mind, a little at first, then a lot. Savor something special. Enjoy the best-kept secret around - the ordinary, everyday landscape that rewards any explorer, that touches any explorer with magic.
The whole concatenation of wild and artificial things, the natural ecosystem as modified by people over the centuries, the built environment layered over layers, the eerie mix of sounds and smells and glimpses neither natural nor crafted - all of it is free for the taking, for the taking in. Take it, take it in, take in more every weekend, every day, and quickly it becomes the theater that intrigues, relaxes, fascinates, seduces and above all expands any mind focused on it. Outside lies utterly ordinary space open to any casual explorer willing to find the extraordinary. Outside lies unprogrammed awareness that at times becomes directed serendipity. Outside lies magic."
-John R. Stilgoe.