Instagram Takeover – Daniel Dorsa

Daniel Dorsa‘s ongoing project Paradise sees him return to his homestate of Florida, where he finds thought-provoking contrasts between the natural beauty of the landscape and the banality of built-up areas, “countless abandoned tourist traps, undeveloped swamps, cookie-cutter housing developments, and strip malls upon strip malls”, populated by retirees, tourists, and Cuban immigrants.

Himself the son of Cuban immigrants, he completed his degree in 2011 at the Daytona State College, before moving to New York. He has previously assisted photographers Nicholas Calcott, Dan McMahon, Justin Chung and Sam Kaplan, and his commercial clients include The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue Mexico, and Artsy.

Daniel Dorsa is taking over @paperjournalmag from today until 9 December, sharing pictures from Paradise as well as older series. You can follow him @danieldorsa and see more of his work at

Published 3 December 2019