About Dan

From the time he first picked up a second hand camera for $25 in the mid-1950’s, Dan Rossborough’s passion for photography has grown. He began his photographic journey by shooting black and white photos of his wife Alice and their five children. Every fall he selected the best of these photos and created a family Christmas card collage, some of which included over 40 photos.

Looking back, Dan says it was the compliments he received from recipients of the family Christmas cards that encouraged him to expand his knowledge of photography. He joined the Gateway Camera Club, a renowned group of serious amateur and professional photographers and became a dedicated student of photography, a passion he retains to this day.

After a successful career as an ad agency executive, Dan retired to Rackliff Island in mid-coast Maine, where he and his family had summered for two decades. Inspired by rich and colorful nearby environments such as Camden with its windjammers, Stonington and its quarries, and the charming village of Tenants Harbor, Dan and his Minolta became a familiar sight from the first light of morning to the last light of the day. He particularly loved being near the hub of the world’s lobster industry, in which many of his most enduring photos were taken.

Moving from black and white to color photography, Dan built his own darkroom and mastered the art of color photo development. It was during this time that Dan began to experiment with manipulating colors and graphics to create new and striking images from his iconic photos. Today, Dan’s portfolio is very diverse. Images from the Maine coast predominate, but also range from wildflowers in Vermont to the Green Monster at Fenway Park, home of Dan’s beloved Boston Red Sox.

For five decades Dan’s work has been widely published and exhibited in many venues. Dan was a contributing editor of Down East magazine, and an elected member of the prestigious John Copley Society, which has displayed his work numerous times at their Newbury Street Gallery in Boston.

Contact: Cynthia Brown: 617-852-8484