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Daniel Leist



'You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.'

- Alan Watts -


Moment Maker and Memory Keeper

Contributor to Getty Images - 2015 to Present

Contributor to The DJ List - 2013 to Present


Born and raised in Southern California,​ Daniel Leist is a fine art, event, and entertainment photographer currently residing in Los Angeles. 


Daniel has always been behind a camera and found a niche as a contributor in festival and concert photography with Getty Images. Since 2013, Daniel has covered music festivals and events up and down the West Coast, including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Shambhala Music Festival, Beyond Wonderland, Camp Flog Gnaw, Global Dance Festival, Desert Hearts, and more. His work has been featured in Billboard, Rolling Stone, BuzzfeedFuse, Thump, The Huffington Post, and as a lead photographer for The DJ List.


Published Work:

Billboard: Experience 'The Antarctic' in Thrilling 360 at Coachella With Digital Obscura & HP

Pitchfork: Coachella 2017 Lineup: Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar Headline

BillboardBeyond Wonderland Announces 2017 Ticket Sale, Venue Change

Forbes Japan: 米音楽フェス「ハードコア」層は年収7.5万ドル、年5回以上フェス参加

Thump / Vice: Meet Cameron Bowman: Criminal Attorney By Day, The Festival Lawyer By Night

Billboard: 2016 Coachella Photos: Performances, Backstage & More!

Buzzfeed: 35 Coachella Outfits That Are So Coachella It Hurts

Rolling Stone: Watch Mac Miller Go 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin During Encore

MStarZ: Eminem vs. Mac Miller 'White Rapper' Beef...

BillboardMusic Photos of 2015: December

Fuse: Makonnen Confirms an OVO Crew Album is Coming This Year

Chapel of Sacred Mirrors: Winter 2015 Solstice Celestial Celebration


Getty Images Portfolio




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