As a photographer, he has shot commissioned projects for Nike, Vogue, Taschen, Spotify, FUJIFILM, Canada Goose, and Porsche featuring celebrities like Drake, Marshmello, Will Ferrell, Migos and Snoop Dogg.View Photography
Marshmello for Rolling Stone
Drake for Amazon Studios
Lil Yachty for Taschen
Mixed Emotions for FUJIFILM
Tierra Whack for Canada Goose x UNION
As a filmmaker, Daniel has directed commercials for Mercedes-Benz, FUJIFILM, Adidas, PUMA and Sony and produced a feature length documentary for Amazon Prime Video. His projects have received ADDY awards, an MTV VMA nomination and a Tribeca Film Festival selection.View Films
More Than Music - Documentary for YouTube Originals
Moving Forward - Oscars Short Film for Mercedes-Benz
Untrapped - Feature Doc for Amazon Prime Video
Factory of Dreams - Documentary for FUJIFILM
Creative Escape - Commercial for Sony
Rise Nitro - Commercial for PUMA
Over the years, he has worked with industry leading brands, agencies, and publications across popular culture.
Daniel Malikyar (b. 1995) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.
In 2015, he was selected as the youngest official FUJIFILM X-Photographer in the world. Shortly after, Malikyar became the Creative Director for multi-platinum artist, Marshmello. He directed the creative strategy and production of the artists visual content for 4 years. During that time, Marshmello’s YouTube subscribers grew from 25k to 45 million, making him one of the top 3 most followed artists on the platform.
In 2017, he co-founded production company and creative agency, MGX CREATIVE, where his branded projects have received over 5 billion online views. MGX has also produced feature documentaries for Amazon Prime Video and YouTube Originals.
In 2020, Malikyar co-founded fine art gallery, Santo, where he has released original fine art print collaborations with Mercedes-Benz and prolific Porsche collector, Magnus Walker. Santo represents a select roster of photographers and has collectors in over 25 countries.
In 2022, he was commissioned by Taschen for their book, Ice Cold: A Hip Hop Jewelry History, and his images were exhibited at the Armory Show in New York. He also produced the feature documentary, Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by Amazon Prime Video.
Most recently, Malikyar completed principal production on his next two documentary projects in Cuba and South Sudan which will premiere in 2024.
His work has been seen in magazines, television, and billboards around the world with features in Vogue, The NY Times, ABC, and Hypebeast.View Press
Times Square Jumbotron Feature
Times Square SuperSign Feature
Footlocker Billboard Campaign
Robb Report Feature