DanielaSpector

DanielaSpector

Photography in New York, She/Her

About

Daniela Spector (b. 1988) is a visual artist based in Queens, New York. Spector's practice investigates archives and grief, culminating in different media, including photography, collage, embroidery, and zines. Her projects typically develop over sustained periods, allowing her to form relationships with her subjects.

Projects

2024
Oura

Producer: Ernie Monteiro, Light Tech: Ashley Markle, Digi Tech: Isobel Rae

2024

CD: Hemza Hajyousif

2024
Spring Collection at Nanit

Producer: Danielle Jackson, Light Tech: Ashley Markle, Digi Tech: Isobel Rae

2024
Rosewood Phnom Penh at Condé Nast Traveler
2024
Fariha Róisín at Acacia Magazine

Art Director/Photo Editing: Arsh Raziuddin

2023
Maude

Art Directors: Hemza Hajyousif & Maria Camejo, Light Tech: Jesse Bronstein, Digi Tech: Jacky Jiang

2023

Light Tech: Ashley Markle, Digi Tech: Isobel Rae

2023

Producer: Carla Steinberg, Art Director: Alex Stikeleather, Digi Tech: Jacky Jiang, Light Tech: Megan Collante

2023

Editor: Chaya Howell

2023
Moden Intimacy at Maude

Art Directors: Hemza Hajyousif & Maria Camejo, Light Tech: Ashley Markle, Digi Tech: Isobel Rae, Models: Liana Wright Mark & Justin Sisson

2022
Cover Art and BTS at Princess Nokia

Executive Producer: Sebastian Sdaigui, Creative Director & Director: Robot MoonJuice, Director: Travis Libin, Production Company: Bellanoir Films, Make Up: Christian Diaz, Hair Stylist: Kiana Patron

2022

Art Director: Maria Encalada, Producer: Ashley Tong, Digi Tech: Dana Golan, Light Tech: Megan Collante, Photo Assist: Hillary Halter, Stylist: Olivia Nilsson, Stylist Assist: Grace Connaughton, Make Up Artist: Megan Kelly, Make Up Assist: Kellie Silsby, Hair Stylist: Chika Nishiyama, Hair Stylist Assist: Alexandra DiRoma, Models: Jessica, Sunny, X, Alicia, Shannon, Ella, Honey

2022
Scent No. 3 at Maude

Art Directors: Hemza Hajyousif & Maria Camejo Light Tech: Megan Collante Digi Tech: Dana Golan Models: Faneca, Carson

2022

Location: Fotografiska, Director: Jenny Hess, Creative Director: JoeKenneth Museau, Associate Producer: Julia Le, Digi Tech: Jacky Jiang, Light Tech: Ashley Markle, Production Assistant: Isobel Rae, Hair Stylist: Timur Sadykov, Makeup Artist: Beverly Sanchez, Wardrobe Stylist: Sachiko Clyde, Wardrobe Stylist Assist: Jazmine Alzado, Set Stylist: Veronika Ossi, Model: Paige Rivas

2022

Art Directior: Elizabeth Goodspeed, Digi Tech: Jacky Jiang, Light Tech: Megan Collante

2022
Sephora Scents at Maude

Art Direction: Margaux Le Pierrès and Maria Camejo, Lighting: Zach Alston, Digi Tech: Jacky Jiang, Model: Fancea Sena

2021
Fiol at Altos Planos Collective

Set Design: Victoria Morris

2021
Pride at Princess Nokia
2021

Art Directors: Christina Michelitsch & Verena Michelitsch, Design Director: Margaux Le Pierrès, Digi Tech: Jacky Jiang, Light Tech: Megan Collante, Prop Stylist: Elisia Mirabelli, Hair & MUA: Sarah Disco, Hair & MUA Assistant: Marc Witmer, Models: CJ Hart, Tenzing Kalden, Faneca Senat

2021
Cadence

Exec. Producer: Fern Diaz, Producer: Carla Steinberg, Art Directors: Alex Stikeleather and Deva Pardue, Lighting: Megan Nicole Collante, Digi Tech: Jacky Jiang, Prop Stylist: Jocelyn Cabral, Prop Assistant: Lex Chacin

2021

Cover art for Princess Nokia new single BOYS ARE FROM MARS ft. Yung Baby Tate

Creative Direction & Styling: Jean Carlos Pina, Digi Tech: DiChen Chen, Light Tech: Megan Collante, Photo Assist: Hillary Halter, Wardrobe: Will Seks, Nokia Hair: Kiana Patron, Nokia Make Up: Christian Diaz, Tate Hair: Dale De la Porte, Tate Make Up: Daye Pascal, Production Assistant, Styling: Kristian Feliz

2020
Maude

Photo Assist: James Bee, Producer: Lily Sullivan, Stylist: Elaina Sullivan, Models: Faneca Senat, Jeremiah Corley

2020
Maude
2020
Gross Music Video BTS at Princess Nokia
2019

Feature: Jen Rubio, co-founder of Away, Assistant: James T. Bee

2018

Feature: Jen Rubio, Co-founder of Away, Assistant: James T. Bee

2018
American Eagle

Side Projects

Ongoing

Exploring the connection between generations through the lens of children wearing their parent’s clothing. The subjects become vessels of time as past and present intertwine. This ongoing series delves into the intersection of identity, memory, and family history, highlighting the significance of the things we hold on to and the stories they whisper.

Ongoing

Documenting the things my mother, Ermelinda Maggie Flores, left behind after she passed away 09/03/19, appealing to the deep desire to gather, collect, organize, reflect, and assert some order over a seemingly disordered world. With this ongoing project, I hope to develop a portrait of her through the items she surrounded herself with, a portrait I never captured while she was alive.

Ongoing

An investigation into vernacular photography through found film slides. Forgotten images, remembered in a new context.

Ongoing

An ongoing series that transforms the subject’s bodies into living canvases to display their work. Imbuing the portraits with a palpable weight, I try to convey the significance that art holds in the subjects’ lives, reveal the intricate relationship between the artist and the work, and blur the boundaries between the physical and imagined.

2023

Experience Camps is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing solace, support, and fun to children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or caregiver through a series of one-week grief camps nationwide. I spent a week at their Pennsylvania location, where I witnessed the staff's dedication and the campers' strength. In juxtaposing sorrow and elation, I sought to reveal the nuanced beauty that arises from the journey of healing.

Exhibitions

2024
New York

"The exhibition also holds space for visitors to participate by sharing their thoughts, hopes, and ideas about what it means to be a creative. While global human rights and social justice concerns seem insurmountable, our stories, though personal, often traverse borders and understanding."

Features

2023

Featuring my series: I Forbid You to Forget Me

Work Experience

Education

2010 — 2013
Miami International University of Art & Design
Miami

Contact

Instagram