A Father's Day Spotlight on Dan Dealy.
Photographer. Cinematographer. Dad.
You know what they say. Beauty is in the eye of the weed-holder. And boy, oh boy are we grateful for the eyes of Dan Dealy. He's worked with the likes of Beyonce, Levi's, Vogue and has been a member of the Dad Grass family since we started way back when. Like all great dads, he's always seen the best in us. Dan has shot everything from our 5 Packs to our Gummies to our limited-edition George Harrison Collection. Check out his work at @dandealy.
When he's not snappin' pics and lighting up, he's a super-dad living in Los Angeles. In our eyes, he's the ultimate dad, so who better to sit down with ahead of Father's Day to discuss all things Dads and Grass.
What does being a dad mean to you?
Being a Dad... ooh my, how priorities have changed. I do my best not to bring any bullshit home. The world is ugly enough out there and our home is our safe space.
I'm no longer thinking for one, I'm thinking for a whole family. I'm constantly working on myself to be more present and involved. Navigating a child's brain through the years has been wild. I'm a work in progress, but putting their needs before mine, being patient, and understanding are just a few pieces of the foundation. Showing unconditional love and acceptance while creating a safe environment both mentally and physically is huge.
Being willing to learn and grow as a parent is something I find super important. There's no rule book on how to be a good parent but these kids change as soon as you think you have them figured out and you have to keep up with them.
Ultimately, the end goal is to be their constant source of love and support.
How do you celebrate Father’s Day? Any traditions you borrowed from growing up?
What lessons did you learn from your dad on how to be a dad yourself?
I had my share of getting grounded and had things I enjoyed taken away but, I remember he would take me aside and ask me how I was feeling.
How does fatherhood affect your art?
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