A journalist by profession, Daniel left his work in the office to pursue a dream vocation. As far as he is a New York City-based photographer now, he captures scenes of everyday New York City. However, Daniel also shot in other places, including Wisconsin, Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California, among others.
In April 2014, Arnold took over The New Yorker magazine's Instagram account for a week, documenting the subway life. In 2017, his work was featured in the documentary "Daniel Arnold's New York". Later, in 2018, he covered the 2018 Women's March for Vogue. In October 2019, Daniel's first solo exhibition in New York City was opened in the Larrie gallery.
Using his iPhone (along with a Contax G2 and Yashica T5), Daniel captures the daily rhythms of New York street life in moments of both high drama and sublime banality. His pictures are characterized by a spirit of the present, while channeling a tradition of street and subway photography. Daniel has a deep attraction to the beauty of strangers, which motivates him to capture personal reflection and subtly emotional autobiography.
Informed by his background as a photojournalist, Daniel possesses the rare talent of seeing things before they appear, reminding the viewers, that any unassuming moment can become extraordinary.