Author: Michael Kevin Daly

I was born and raised in NYC, and discovered photography in LA when I was trying to make my way as a musician and actor. Being in front of the camera introduced me to the photographers and cameramen who would open my eyes to the visual world. I developed a career shooting for lifestyle and sports magazines, and then advertising clients and worldwide stock sales. My new visual passion is shooting & directing web cinema. Here are some of the CLIENTS who have used my imagery in their advertising or editorial content: Sony, Adidas, Canon, Bose, Timex, Budweiser, Compaq, Nike, Banana Republic, General Mills, Patagonia, Blue Cross, Target, Macy's, Whirlpool, Irish Tourist Board, Holiday Inn, Allied Irish Bank, Gore Tex, Mobil, Kodak, Chase Manhattan, Mariott, Starbucks, Chrysler, Oregon Tourism, Reebok, Woolrich, Panasonic, Subaru, DuPont, Budweiser, Kaiser Permanente, Armstrong, Time Life, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Outside, Esquire, National Geographic, Runner's World, Skiing, Powder, Men's Journal, USA Today, Specialties: Photographer, Cinematographer, Director, DP, Web Videos, Sports, Portraits, Lifestyle, Locations, People, Stock, Singer Songwriter, Guitarist, SAG Actor,

That’s My Story, and I’m Sticking To It

One of my intentions is to write scripts for short 10 minute films which I can shoot and direct. My writing skills are good as a songwriter, but as a screenwriter, I’m a newbie. So, I have a lot to learn, and of course there’s no better way to learn then by doing it.
I’ve become fascinated by the art of storytelling, in whatever form it takes: novel, film, song or other varied expressions. Writer and teacher Lisa Cron’s book Wired For Story uses neuroscience to focus on what gets readers hooked on story.

My take on this is that not only are we genetically hooked on story, but we spend much of our time telling and listening to stories. We call it communicating. But much of our conversation and thoughts are improvised stories about past events, which we believe are accurate, and in most cases are not. They are stories, and we humans are story junkies. We enhance the potency of the addiction with page turner novels, episodic TV series, and blockbuster films with sequels. They are all designed to play out the formula in ever more contagious creations of storytelling. Even sporting events are story driven with sportscasters adding drama to the event to satisfy the craving for story. Then there’s advertising. Wow! How condensed can a story get? Just do it! “I will, Yes I will, I’ll be a better runner, player, whatever, if I just go get me the right shoes.”



photos ©2014 Michael Kevin Daly