DANO Pendygrasse

odds and ends from an unusual life

12 months

In the last 12 months I:

Got married.
Bought a condo.
Wrote a book.
Spent 20 (though not nearly enough) hours underwater.
Watched the magazine I helped start, end.
Sold photos to magazines and companies around the world.
Did the highest paying photo job I’ve ever done.
Was offered less than I ever have been for photos.
Took huge chances in my career.
Worked on a deeply satisfying personal project.
Worked too hard, but not smart enough.
Lost my priorities.
Found them again.
Fell further in love.
Started to put the pieces together.
Was humiliated.
Was proud.
Was intimidated.
Got over it.
Rode a bus.
Rode a bike.
Rode a boat.
Rode a helicopter.
Rode a snowboard.
Rode a plane.
Rode a (sky)train.
Rode a snowmobile.
Wakesurfed.


Sometimes I have absolutely no idea how I make it through the years. My life astonishes me.


Wind. Olympic Village. Vancouver.
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Who is Dano?

I'm Dano. I was born Daniel but the name never stuck. Around the time I started selling photos I got hit with the "Dano" nickname and I've had it ever since. I've been shooting photos professionally since 1991 when I quit my last "real" job at the local one-hour photo.

I've mainly shot snowboarding over the years but have shot a lot of travel and recently underwater photography. Over the course of my career I've shot for every major snowboard company and magazine and I even spent the last few years launching a snowboard magazine, building a studio, and shooting a lot of product.


I'm based in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, and the all my work is informed by the spectacular natural environment in which I was raised. I like to think that I take some of it with me even when I'm traveling. Although it may be a little harder to find underwater in Roatan than it is in my work from home...

Dano Pendygrasse
snowboard photography, snowboarding photos, photographs of snowboarders, shred photographers, snowboard photographer, snow photographers, pictures of snowboarding, pictures of snowboarders, photos of snowboards, photos of snowboarding. Daniel Stephen Pendygrasse, DSP Photography.
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