My name is Daniel Baerwald
I was born and raised in Santiago de Chile. In the early 70's, as a teenager, my father gave me his old Leica camera. Immediately I fell in love with photography, and soon enough I was developing my negatives and enlarging my photographs in our backyard's old warehouse, where my darkroom enlightened countless night hours. I was ready to start my life as a photographer, but strong family pressures forced me to change my career plans. Frustrated, I buried my illusions and sold the camera with the rest of the stuff.
After too many long years spent in the corporate world, in 2008 I decided to move to Israel, in search of a more spiritual and meaningful life.
More than forty years went by since I sold my photography gear, until one day I woke up and realized that I needed to rescue the dream that laid in the back of my heart: I decided to become the photographer I was meant to be. So, here I am doing it!
I am a "root-searcher". I always try to go deep in search of truth, meaning and balance, and photography is the language I am using (and learning every day) to express it.
I love music - specially the rock of the 70's. I love to cook, and my friends say I have a good sense of humor.
Between 2016 and 2019, I have participated in five collective exhibitions in Jerusalem, New Jersey and Tel Aviv.