About Dan Wynn

An award winning editorial and advertising photographer and film director, Dan Wynn was known for his photographs of personalities, fashion, travel, and food. For more than forty-five years, virtually every prestigious magazine including Esquire, New York, Travel & Leisure, Seventeen, Time, Newsweek, Harper's Bazaar, Mccall's and Women's Day called upon him. His well-known covers appeared on record albums and international magazines and books (sometimes with himself as his model).

Born in Chicago, his family moved to Los Angeles when he was twelve. He attended the prestigious Chouinard Art School alternating his education at the University of California. Serving in the US Army Air Force during WWII, Dan learned how to take pictures and run a photo lab and, back in Los Angeles after the war, he attended the well-known Art Center School. While still a student there he won the Conde Nast Photo Contest.

Dan moved to New York in 1947 and got his editorial start at Seventeen Magazine where he quickly became successful shooting fashion. He went on to shoot major accounts for top advertising agencies including Revlon (with the legendary Kay Daly) and memorable campaigns for clients as diverse as International Paper, Van Raalte and Maidenform (the famous "I dreamed I was..… in my Maidenform bra"), and Ford cars, while continuing his photojournalist work covering great events such as Le Mans auto racing.

Wynn's New York studio, an east side carriage house with an enviable private garage on the street floor, was a busy place. His penetrating, revealing portraiture and photo essays included entertainers (Jimmy Durante, Dolly Parton), artists (Salvatore Dali), musicians (Duke Ellington, Luciano Pavarotti, Louis Armstrong), television personalities (Carol Burnett. Sid Caesar), movie stars (Robert DeNiro, Katherine Hepburn, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino), film directors, Hitchcock, Wilder, Capra, Truffout), fashion models (Suzy Parker) and such national figures as President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson, Rose Kennedy, Norman Mailer, Gloria Steinem and the very young Bill Gates (for a Newsweek cover). With Malcolm Forbes, Dan traveled the world photographing their trip in the Forbes private plane.

Dan was a long-standing member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers.) His innovative photography was recognized with numerous awards from The New York Art Directors Club, Communication Arts and the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and in 1976 his photographs were included in The Family Of Man Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Dan Wynn's photography has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection and has been seen in New York City at the Bonni Ben Rubi Gallery among others, and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.Wynn's editorial spreads of beautiful people and places in international cities, pubs, vineyards, and restaurants brought him into contact with the famous food personality and writer James Beard and subsequently such food personalities as Julia Child, Paul Prudhomme, Craig Claiborne and Alice Waters. In l963 he first photographed Mr. Beard and, until Jim's death, photographed him for book covers, Beard's various articles, recipes and food columns. In the process, he became one of America's most renowned food photographers.

Dan Wynn died in 1995 at age 75.

About Dan Wynn's Archive

The Dan Wynn Archive was purchased by Farmani Group, Co LTD in 2004. The ultimate goal of the archive project is to organize, preserve and digitize Dan Wynn’s work and make it available to the public.  In order to make that happen, the funds raised will be used to scan Mr. Wynn’s archive. The goal is to have the bulk of the work completed within one year. Dan Wynn’s work is culturally and artistically important and deserves attention so it may be observed as the document of history it is and so his work may be included in the narrative of the important photographers of the 20th century. 

Archive List

While we are in the process of digitizing Dan Wynn's archive, below is a list of celebrities, actors, writers, designers and creatives we have discovered.  If you're interested in seeing images of any of these subjects for potential licensing or fine art prints, please contact Geraldine Baum at danwynn@thephototamers.com

Aaron Banks Abraham A. Ribicoff [Former Governor of Connecticut] Al Pacino Alexandra Mayes Birnbaum Alfred Hitchcock Ali McGraw Allen Ginsberg Andrés Segovia [Virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Spain. Regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, he is seen as the grandfather of the classical guitar] Anita Ekberg & Anthony Steele Anita Morris Grover Dale [American actress, singer and dancer] Ann Margret and Frank Capra Anne St. Marie Arthur Ash Audrey Hepburn Batman & Robin Bella Abzug Ben Gazaria Betty Ford Bill Cullen [Radio Personality] Bill Gates Billy Kidd [William Winston "Billy" Kidd] Former World Cup alpine ski racer, a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1962 to 1970] Billy Wilder [Film Director] Burt Reynolds Carmen Dell'Orifice [Fashion Model] Carol Burnett Carol Channing Carol Reed [Weather Girl TV, Radio Host] Celeste Holm Charles "Charlie" Mingus Chevy Chase Chico Hamilton Connie Kay [Drummer / Modern Jazz Quartet] Cyril Ritchard [Australian stage, screen and television actor, and director.] Dan Wynn Danny Kaye David Alpert Dorothy Tristan Dexter Keezer Dolly Parton Dorian Leigh Parker [American model and one of the earliest modeling icons of the fashion industry] Dr. Joyce Brothers Dr. Nathan Pritkin Dr. R.D. Laing [Scottish poet and psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in particular, the experience of psychosis.] Duke Ellington Dustin Hoffman Ed Koch [Mayor of New York City] Eileen Ford Enid Haupst Francios Truffaut [Film Director] Frank Capra [Film Director] Fred R. Harris [Democratic United States Senator elected twice from the state of Oklahoma. He served from 1964 until 1973] Hal March [Comedian & Actor] John Kenneth Galbraith [Canadian economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism.] Gaylord Nelson [American politician from Wisconsin who served as a United States Senator and governor] Gene Kelly Gene Klavan [American disc-jockey, columnist and author] Geoffrey Holder George Cukor [Film Director] George Lois [American art director, designer, and author. Lois is perhaps best known for over 92 covers he designed for Esquire magazine from 1962 to 1972] Gina Lollobrigida [Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was an international sex symbol.] Gloria Steinem [A Bunny's Tale for Show Magazine] Gloria Steinem & Dorothy Pitman Hughes Godfrey Cambridge Margaret Katherine Majer Kelly [Grace Kelly's Mother] Gypsy Rose Lee Happy Chandler [Politician] Harpo Marx Helen Gurley Brown Henry Wolf Herb Gardner [Cartoonist] Herman Khan Ian Fleming Ibolya Korody [Fashion Model] Ina Saslow Issac Asimov [American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and popular science.] Jack Northman Anderson [Considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism] Jack Parr Jack Sterling Janice Ian Jayne Mansfield Jean Patchett [Fashion Model] Jimmy Durante Joan Collins Joan Crawford Joan Mondale [Walter Mondale's wife] John Cheever John Ford [Film Director] John Kenneth Galbraith[Canadian economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism] John Mulholland [Magician] Jonelle Allen Joseph Bologna & Renee Taylor Joseph Tydings [Democratic member of the United States Senate, representing the state of Maryland from 1965 to 1971] Joyce Brothers Judy Garland Judy Garland & Danny Kaye Julia Child Julius Caruso [Hairstylist] Katherine Hepburn Ladybird Johnson Larry Flynt and Althea Flynt Larry Rivers Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (in Bathtub) Lee Remick [Actress, Anatomy of a Murder, The Omen] Leonard Nimoy Louis Armstrong Louis L'Amour Lowell Thomas [Writer, Lawrence of Arabia, Broadcaster] Maree [Marie] Cheatham [American actress, best known for her television appearances. She appeared as Nona on the Nickelodeon comedy Sam & Cat.] Marian Gorman Marilyn Hoyt Mariun Hamush Marlo Thomas Marshall Brickman [American screenwriter and director, best known for his collaborations with Woody Allen.] May Britt Michael Crichton [American best-selling author] Michael Moriarty [American-Canadian stage and screen actor and a jazz musician. He played Benjamin Stone for the first four seasons of Law & Order] Micheal of Paris [Hairstylist] Michel Kazan [Hairstylist] Milton Berle Milton Glaser Mimi Alpert Feldman [Herb Alpert's Sister] Mimi Russell Minnesota Fats [American professional pocket billiards player] Mitzi Gaynor [Actress, Singer, Dancer] Kenneth Battelle [Hairstylist] Mrs. Buckley Mrs. Cuomo Mrs. Robert Watt Miller Noelle Adam [French Ballerina and Actress] Oleg and Igor Cassini [American fashion designer born to an aristocratic Russian family with maternal Italian ancestry.] Oleg Cassini Oren Harris [U.S. Representative and United States District Judge from El Dorado, Arkansas] Pamela Fiori [First woman editor-in-chief of Town & Country magazine.] Pam Grier Pat Boone and Wife Pat Nixon and Mrs. DG Chilton Pat Suzuki [Singer / Japanese American] Peter Bogdonavich and Cybil Shepherd Peter Falk [American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo, which ran from 1968-2003] Peter O'Toole Fillipo Theodoli [Italian Boat Builder] Phyllis Cook Phyllis Major [Troubled model who married Jackson Browne and overdosed at age 30.] Phyllis Newell Polly Bergen [American actress, singer, television host, writer, and entrepreneur. She won an Emmy Award in 1958 for her performance as Helen Morgan in The Helen Morgan Story.] President Carazo [Costa Rica] President Lyndon B. and Ladybird Johnson Princess Madawi Ralph Stein Portrait [Cartoonist, Writer, Illustrator, Popeye] Rep. Allard Kenneth Lowenstein [American Democratic politician, including a U.S. Representative] Rep. James G. O'Hara [Soldier and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, serving as U.S. Representative from 1959 to 1977] Richard Conte [Actor, Oceans 11, The Godfather] Rita Gam [Actress] Robert DeNiro Robert Mitchum Robert Scull [Taxi tycoon who assembled a world-famous collection of Pop and Minimal art in the 1960's] Rose Kennedy Russell Wright [American Industrial Designer] Russell Lynes [American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine] Sally Struthers Salvador Dali Sam Levinson [American humorist, writer, teacher, television host, and journalist] Sara Bernard [Writer] Sara Thom Zoe Caldwell as Sarah Bernhardt Senator Strom Thurmond [Politician] Sid Ceaser and Celeste Holm Sister Carieta Spike Milligan [Comedian, writer and actor] Steve Allen Studs Terkel Suzy Chaffee /Suzy Chapstick [ Former Olympic alpine ski racer and actress. Following her racing career, she modelled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s. She is perhaps best known by the nickname, Suzy Chapstick, from the 1970s, when she was a spokesperson for ChapStick lip balm.] Tammy Grimes [American actress and singer.] The Flying Nun The Monkees Thierry [Hairstylist] Debbie Reynolds Thomas Eagleton [United States Senator from Missouri, serving from 1968 to 1987] Tina Louise [Actress, Singer, God's Little Acre] Tom Bentkowski [Time Magazine Special Projects Director] Tom Hoving Tony Schwartz Uri Geller [Israeli illusionist, well known internationally as a magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic. He is known for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other supposed psychic effects.] Victor Borge [Danish comedian, conductor, and pianist] Gene Voc Walter Bernhard Walter Cronkite [American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years] Walter Mondale [Former Vice President of the United States] William Brice [Artist known for his large-scale abstract paintings. Born to actress Fannie Brice and professional gambler Nick Arnstein.] William E. Simon [Secretary of U.S. Treasury] William Proxmire [A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989] Woody Allen Wyeth Yogi Berra Young Rascals Zsa Zsa Gabor Zubin Mehta [Indian conductor of Western classical music.]