"As a kid, I saw how much my dad loved photography. I watched him make pictures, and I stood by his side as he developed his own film. I can remember standing with my dad on Frankford Avenue as a kid, and watching President Kennedy’s motorcade pass by. My dad captured some great shots that day. From then on, I was hooked. Through the years, the technology has changed, but not the excitement that comes from capturing a moment. Looking with a searching eye for that right moment during a hockey game or wedding, capturing that special look on a child’s face as they interact with a parent or friend. A photographer has the chance to capture those moments forever."
Den Sweeney is an established Philadelphia-based award-winning photographer and artist specializing in portraits, head shots, fashion, and landscape photography.
Den has studied with brilliant photographers, including Carlan Tapp, Lois Greenfield, and John Paul Caponagro and has learned from them and has been inspired by them. Den has always felt blessed to be able to use a camera as a creative medium to tell stories.
He has made portraits of Broadway stars, Grammy Award Winners, and Olympic Gold Medalists. Den’s work has had a global reach: he has been commissioned for commercial and fine art work in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more than ten years, he has traveled to the Arctic Circle to document a suicide prevention project for Inuit youth in the Canadian Arctic. Working for over 30 years, Den has been featured in major international publications.
His motto is “Simple Art, Honest Stories”.