Daniel Lamb

( 1945 - 2004 )

Daniel L. Lamb was a commercial photographer in Los Angeles for 30 years. He was born on November 23, 1945 in Medford, Wisconsin, the only child of Eugene and Harriet (Werhand) Lamb. His family moved to El Segundo (a suburb of L.A.) in the mid-1950's. Dan graduated from El Segundo High School in 1963 and entered Art Center College of Design a year later. In 1970 Dan returned to Los Angeles and along with James Hall opened Lamb & Hall Photographers. He refined his skills and artistic vision into a personal and distinctive style. Through the years he worked for an impressive list of clients such as Mattel Toys, I.B.M., Honda, Bank of America, State Farm Ins., Kentucky Fried Chicken, Apple Computer, Nike, VW, Yamaha, and Porsche to mention a few. During his 30 years in the advertising business he won almost every industry award offered. His clients brought him into contact with a long list of celebrities, models, and very interesting people, many of whose portraits he recorded. These photographs, though not published, were his life's blood and his creative contribution to the world. In the mid-1980's Lamb & Hall linked with Ackerman / Benson production company to do T.V. commercials and worked with Nissan, McDonalds, Disney, BMW, and Mazda. They worked in both medias until the late 1990's when Dan's health issues made it difficult for him to maintain the necessary pace of the business. Dan enjoyed the finer things in life. He loved contemporary design, great cars, fine wine, gourmet food and gin and tonics. Dan was a terrific amateur cook and almost gave up photography to become a professional chef. He found the creative rush of fine cooking to be very rewarding. Dan passed away on Monday, September 13th, 2004 at the age of 58 due to complications from AIDS.

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