Moritz von Stuelpnagel
"Live theater is dynamic and transient, which is exceptionally hard to capture in still photography. Too often shots come back as static, for the simple reason that they were the moments that the actors were most still. But Daniel's work captured what was visceral and impassioned in the play. That speaks to someone in sync with the rhythms of the performances."
Laurie Brown Kindred
PACE University School of Performing Arts
"Daniel’s work is nothing short of genius. Truly. He can come to any production – play, musical, dance, performance ensemble – and with ease and efficiency capture the exact moments that are crucial, for both the essence of the show and those that multiple designers need for their portfolios. His photographs are both dynamic and stimulating, and it’s a pleasure to work with him."
Director of Marketing
Barrington Stage Company
"I love working with Daniel because he has the perfect combination of what I’m looking for in a photographer. Not only does he take great photos that capture the heart and soul of the scene/show, but he’s also great to work with. He has all the standard things you look for - no attitude, on time, quick turnaround, but more than that he has a keen respect for the artists/directors. His primary objective is to create beautiful, compelling shots while working within the time limitations inherent process of putting on a show. That’s what differentiates him from his peers."
Assistant Principal & Director of Arts Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts
Through his photography, Daniel has transformed the way we capture, present and archive our theatrical performances. Not only does he take brilliant photographs that truly capture the “liveness” of the art of theatre, but it is clear through his work that he is passionate and dedicated to his art as well as supporting the art of others. He is timely, friendly and a supremely talented artist. Working with Daniel Rader has been one of the best decisions I have made.
Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer
"Daniel delivers captivating, premium content. He does whatever necessary to get the best shot all while being professional and easy to work with."
former Communications Manager
Williamstown Theatre Festival
"I've found Daniel to be a consummate professional - courteous, flexible, open to collaboration and critique, and willing to go the extra mile. His ever-evolving creativity and eye for detail produce beautiful photographs that consistently capture the artistry of the subject, and convey the emotion and ambiance of the scene. All of these elements make working with Daniel a genuine pleasure."
Chair–Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures
Wright State University
"Daniel is emerging as one of this country’s best performance photographers. I found him to be easy to work with, almost invisible as he navigated the entire performance space. And, his shots are dynamic, capturing the unique energy and spirit of every production. I look forward to seeing each new image, as he brings some of the best theatre to distant audiences."