Dan Dimonte is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter located in San Diego. He goes by @funkynightnurse on Instagram. He actually moonlights
as a traveling nurse when he is not performing or composing. Dan contains more musical prowess than his unassuming
joyful demeanor may lead on, which may cause you to
want a beer, which I asked for right before this shoot. While photographing Dan I got to know him and learned
how talented he really is. He can play trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and sing. I probably missed something. I should call him. Enjoy the photos.
Dan poses for a photo in front of a blanket he hangs in his house for sound-proofing.
Dan's house is literally his studio. This is where a lot of the ideas start from.
Dan playing piano in his garage which we used as a makeshift photo studio for this shoot.
Dan let's his big smile go as I ask him to pose with his trumpet.
Dan outside of his garage in San Diego, California.
How many instruments can we get in one photo?
When I see this image, I think of the cross around Dan's neck and his chest hair and immediately think of a young Chris Penn, one of my favorite actors.
The last bit of the sun appeared at the end of our shoot and I asked Dan to quickly stand in the fading light for one last portrait before it began to get dark. I really love this shot and the natural light.
Dan gives me his best cool look with his garage behind him.
Beware of the Dan
Dan actually will play piano and trumpet simultaneously live, so I wanted to make sure to capture this after meeting him and learning that he could in fact do this.
All favorites from this session, color and black and white are below: