Daniel Piar is an architectural photographer with a nationwide practice based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
His first inspirations for photography were the barns and vernacular buildings of rural Ohio, where he grew up. This began his fascination with photographing architecture, and since that time his work has consistently explored structure, form, and design.
For many years, Daniel channeled these interests into fine art photography, and he exhibited his work in regional and national juried shows. Eventually, Daniel realized that architectural photography was a unique discipline, with the kinds of visual and artistic opportunities that he most wanted to pursue. He now takes select assignments, helping his clients communicate their ideas while continuing to explore the visual representation of the built environment.
Daniel graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School. He has worked as a partner in an international law firm, an assistant district attorney, a law professor, and a consultant. He currently uses his law degree as an Instructor at Quimbee, a leading provider of legal education. His affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, (AIA), the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). His other interests include sculpting in wood and metal, as well as martial arts, where he holds advanced rank in multiple styles of traditional karate. He lives with his wife, their two children, and assorted small mammals.