Thank you for visiting my eveningsong site, the home of Darial Sneed Photography. I am Darial Sneed, a professional freelance photographer based in New York City. I specialize in performance photography, - - mainly dance, music and theater - as well as art and art exhibits, corporate events, portraits and general photography.
I love the arts and through my photography want to convey to others that sense of excitement and wonder when seeing dance, hearing music, watching theater or attending general events. In addition to showcasing categories of my work in my portfolio, I also post galleries of New York City happenings so I can share those moments.
Unlike many photographers, most of my work is not about the photograph. It is about presenting an event so people seeing the photo experience that moment. For example, when viewing my dance photos I want people to hear the music, sense the movement and rhythm of the dance and wonder what the next step will be. I want people to think, “Wow, that looks intriguing and wonderful, I would like to see that company perform”. My work is showcasing events, making the viewer part of them and desiring to see it. I try to capture those magic moments that make me smile and go “Wow”.
My clients and companies who have used my work include New York Theatre Ballet, Ballets with a Twist, Heidi Latsky Dance, Battery Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance, Isadora Duncan Dance Company, Third Rail Projects, Vanaver Caravan, Figures in Flight, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Peridance Company, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, C. Eule Dance, Minnesota Orchestra, NewSong Records, Ice Theatre of New York, Frozen Feet Theater, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, artsbrookfield, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and many others. My images have been published in The New York Times, Financial Times, the Economist, The Washington Post, Dance Magazine, Time Out, Conde Nast Traveler and have appeared on covers of numerous dance and theater brochures.
Whether you want a documented record, memory or promotional image, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Over the past several years, several of my clients have grown in stature and expanded their audiences. While I have been fortunate to have aligned with quality organizations, I like to think that perhaps my photos in a small way helped contribute to their success. Let me help you with your business. And for those visiting the site to see photos and NYC happenings, relax and enjoy.