Danny Sepkowski

PHOTOGRAPHER

Award winning photographer Danny Sepkowski is bringing his strong and powerful presence to the world of visual arts.

In addition to being recognized in numerous iconic publications like National Geographic, Canon, and The Smithsonian, Danny’s commercial body of work has enabled him to team up with sporting powerhouse Oakley, as well as the Hawaii Tourism Bureau. His passion for travel and culture has sent him to 15 countries and 25 states, providing him with an unlimited source of inspiration. Danny’s aim is to continuously engage not only the visual part of our senses, but to stimulate our innermost passions and desires through his art. He is driven by the need to showcase God’s beauty and majesty in all its glory, often putting himself at risk to do so. For Danny, the art is worth the sacrifice!

A-Frame

Directed & Shot by Reno-Oner Champ

Narrated by Puakea Nogelmeier

Dedicated to the children of Waianae Coast and Keawa Ula

Danny Sepkowski was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1986. His father got stationed in Hawaii shortly after which changed the lives of the Sepkowski family forever. As a child, Danny loved music and art. He decided to learn how to play the drums as a young kid and did not stop ever since. In high school, Danny’s drumming progressed as well as his love for the ocean. Danny’s father Martin Sepkowski and mother Young Sepkowski saw this passion and decided that retiring in Hawaii would benefit him.

Danny started college at The University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2004. At this time Danny started to take bodyboarding more seriously and testing his abilities in big surf. His friend Jarret Ahn was always taking pictures of him in the surf. Danny decided to learn how to take photos through Jarret and next thing you know it wedding photography came into Danny’s life.

Danny was an apprentice for Keoni Kitagawa of Kpix Hawaii for two years. This experience has helped Danny with lighting and composition. Danny Sepkowski is currently traveling the world and obtaining multiple publications with National Geographic, Smithsonian and Canon Magazine. His film “A-Frame” is also making a world wide appearance in multiple film festivals.

artist

My goal is to show God’s creation through my lens. I believe that it is my mission to show people who cannot go to these places a view that will make them feel as if they were there.

Danny Sepkowski

Publications

publications

Danny’s images are truly immersive. He is not afraid to push himself and his equipment to the limit, capturing nature’s raw power as well as its serene beauty. We were delighted to feature his work in EOS magazine

Angela August, Editor, EOS magazine

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Awards

  • Canon Calendar Contest Winner 2013
  • FAPA Finalist 2016
  • FAPA Finalist 2017
  • One Eyeland Finalist 2017
  • One Eyeland Finalist 2018
  • 2018 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Semi Finalist
  • 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest-Winner 2nd Place, Nature

News

  • SEP 12, 2019

    Danny Sepkowski Scores Cover For “FreeSurf Magazine”

    Danny Sepkowski scores his first cover shot. Read More

  • JUNE 19, 2019

    University of Hawaii Recognizes Danny Sepkowski

    The University of Hawaii at Manoa recognizes Danny Sepkowski’s win for the 2019 National Geographic Photo Contest. Read More

  • JUNE 18, 2019

    Official Winner of The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

    Danny Sepkowski’s photo “Dreamcatcher” has recently placed second in the 2019 National Geographic Photo Contest. Read More

  • FEB 08, 2018

    Los Angeles Times

    Paddle-boarders float just off Waikiki. Although Oahu remains the most-visited island in Hawaii, last year’s biggest surges in tourists were on three other islands. (Danny Sepkowski / Hawaii Tourism Authority)… Read More

  • MAY 17, 2017

    National Geographic – Photo of the Day

    “WAVE OF SAND”- Your Shot photographer Danny Sepkowski admits that setting up his camera on a shore break is “not the safest thing to do.” But he got this incredible shot of sand being sucked up into a… Read More