About

Fotoventures
Photography by Dan Chavez
to be the part of a process in which every image is the result of research experimentation, practice, persistence, patience, and luck. In 2002 Chavez founded FotoVentures and began creating, producing and marketing his work at Art Shows and Exhibitions in Southern Arizona. In 2013 Chavez expanded into commercial photography including business head- shots; events, parties & receptions; people & portraits; weddings, and residential & vacation properties. In 2015, seeking new markets for his work, Chavez began freelance writing with a focus on sharing the wonder of Hispanic culture, customs, and traditions. Chavez has traveled extensively researching, scouting locations, and taking photographs in Colonial Mexico, Cuba, South America, Europe, and the Middle East as well as in Southern California, and in Tucson's historic barrios. Constantly seeking unique projects Chavez's inspiration is drawn from an interest in history, cultural traditions and architecture. According to Chavez, “People can look at the same subject matter, yet each individual's experience is uniquely their own. Hopefully, through my camera lens, my images and articles will provide individuals the opportunity to experience the beauty of distant places.” Chavez is active in community fund raising for charitable causes including the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Toys-for-Tots, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, and Imago Dei Middle School. Chavez wishes to extend a special note of gratitude to Ziemba Photographic-Arts and Jones Photo in Tucson, AZ, whose technical guidance, mentor-ship and patience have been invaluable. And, “to my wife and compass, whose support and critical eye help to guide and sustain me.” Visit Instagram or Facebook to see Chavez’s latest work.
Dan Chavez’s passion for photography began as a teenager when he first used his dad’s’ 35 mm camera. Photography is his link to the creative process which has inspired and nurtured artists for centuries. The amazing digital innovations revolutionizing the photographic arts have heighten his passion for the art form. Modern digital photography, along with the basic principles of composition, light, and color afford photographers endless avenues of artistic expression. Chavez considers each photograph