Daniel Phakos has been working as a Director and as a Director of Photography for the past five years.
Having grown up as the peacekeeper in a family of ten, his leadership style on set is rooted in communication. He enjoys the challenge of balancing crew, client, and agency while creating a fun work environment.
A certified Steadicam operator, Phakos consistently makes work—from fashion editorials to advertising campaigns—that showcases both his technical skills and his ability to integrate his artful perspective, sense of humor, and aesthetic sensibilities.
Phakos has worked on national campaigns for clients such as Twitter, Smirnoff, Oscar, and Cigna. He regularly works with ad agencies including McCann Erickson, 72&Sunny, and Mullen Lowe. Phakos lives in Brooklyn.