Dane Shitagi is a New York City-based photographer. Originally from Honolulu, Dane had dreams of becoming a photographer from a very young age and soon began to work professionally in photography at the age of 15. He moved to New York in 1996, taking inspiration from the sights & sounds of the city as well as the energy & diverse arts that thrive here. Rather than molding his ideas to the studio setting, he has taken his creativity and inspiration from the world outside – preferring the rawness and atmosphere that only a living city can bring. In addition to the Ballerina Project, Dane has photographed personalities such as fashion designer Gaby Basura, writer Plum Sykes & socialite Tinsley Mortimer for American Vogue Magazine. He also works for a number of commercial clients including Sony Ericcson, Capezio, & Fujifilm.