Hey! My name is Danny Tran.


I'm a born-and-raised native of San Diego, California United States from the City Heights neighborhood. I am a first-generation American, born from two Vietnamese immigrant parents. I am primarily a Concert/Event Photographer. I attend San Diego State University as a Multimedia and Photography major. I have a two pugs named Buddy and Ducky. #teamcannon

Contact me for any business inquiries at the below form or contact me directly on Instagram (@traaanquil)! Or if you just want to say hello, have any questions regarding my hardware, or anything at all, I'd love to have a conversation with you :-)


My artwork focuses on photographing live music events in a surrealistic way that captures the essence of the artist’s brand while incorporating my own artistic abilities. Photography —without a doubt— has always been the best way for me to express my creativity. Since I first went to my first concert in November of 2015, I have been fascinated by the atmosphere shared between people who enjoy the same kind of music. Being so intrigued by the way an artist can control the energy of thousands of people in one single room, I knew that I needed to find a way to integrate myself within this space. So naturally, I found myself photographing shows so that I could capture that feeling; so that those who were there can look back and reminisce back to that moment, and those who were not there can imagine what the energy must have been like to be in that crowd. The aim for my work is to explore the boundary between what is real versus what is not, using my tools to compose a dream-state atmosphere from a moment in time.  The artists/bands I have worked with range from the Plain White T’s, Sleater-Kinney, Turnover, Phum Viphurit, Dr. Dog, Nahko & Medicine for the People, among dozens of others, ranging from Indie/Alternative to Electronic Dance Music. 

Live music has been a passion of mine since I was sixteen, and for me to be able to express my love for both concerts and photography has allowed me to produce art that captures a moment and to reinvent it using my own vision. 

*for any questions or inquiries regarding licensing photos, photo passes, etc., pleae contact me through the form below*


Tropicalia Music Festival

-Photographed sets for: The Undercover Dream Lovers, Engelwood, Phum Viphurit, Mellow Fellow


Burrito Boyz film

San Diego Asian Film Festival

-San Diego, CA November 2015

Kids Festival

-Madrid, Spain July 22nd, 2016

New Filmmakers NY

-New York City, NY April 12th, 2016

Immense Possibilities KPBS (SOPTV)

-Ashland, OR  May 27th, 2016

Embarras Valley Film Festival

-Charleston, Il  November 3rd, 2016

Global Short Film Awards

-New York City, NY April 28th, 2016

Los Angeles CineFest

-Los Angeles, CA January 9th, 2016

Star Dance Youth Short Film Festival

-Los Angeles, CA April 9th, 2016

New Cumberland Student Film Festival

-New Cumberland, PA June 11th, 2016

Wimberley Film Festival

-Wimberley, TX  January 14th, 2017

Grand IndieWise Convention

-Las Vegas, NV  September 10th, 2016


Pacific Arts Movement

Student Film Mentor August-December 2016 


2016 IPF Film of the Year Winner

Grand IndieWise Convention Finalist

2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Photography Coordinator  September 2017

Wimberley Film Festival Finalist

ZOOM Festival Semi-Finalist

Contact Me

San Diego, California United States