"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
Exploredinary is an award-winning creative agency founded in 2015 by Sarah Reyes and Daniel Driensky that specializes in documentary filmmaking, photography, and art. The moniker refers to the duality of the ordinary and the extraordinary - and the exploration of their interdependence.
Sarah and Daniel are alumni of the University of Texas at Arlington. Sarah is a graduate of the School of Architecture, and Daniel studied Visual Communication Design at the School of Art and Art History.
The duo have traveled the world through their work collecting stories that encapsulate the human condition and celebrate the depths of its expression. The content of their work generally revolves around art, design or travel, and the style is characterized as curious and playful.
Exploredinary is widely published with work appearing on PBS, Popular Science, Popular Photography, Designboom, Juxtapoz, Wall Street Journal, Vimeo Staff Picks, and Playboy. They have exhibited through Le Salon des Arts in London and Paris, and were awarded the Penthouse Artist Residency in Brussels Belgium through the Harlan Levey Projects.
Exploredinary is also renowned for their illustrations that celebrate the quirks of line drawings and render everyday objects into playful expressions. These works have been placed in stadiums, corporate headquarters, and packaging design worldwide.
Regardless of their medium, the message remains the same: the ordinary is extraordinary - it's simply a matter of perspective.
Photography at Dallas County Community College - May 2008
Photography at University of Texas at Arlington
Daniel is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer working as one half of the creative duo Exploredinary. Along with Sarah Reyes, he has worked with brands like ILFORD to create the ‘Legends of Skateboarding’ web series, and the short film ‘OUR CITY’ which was awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick. In 2021, Exploredinary released its first documentary feature film, ‘John Wilcox: The Relinquishment of Time’ which won Best Documentary Feature at Lone Star Film Festival. His work has been published in Popular Science, Popular Photography, Designboom, Juxtapoz, and Playboy.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture UT Arlington - Dec 2013
Sarah is an artist and explorer whose primary medium is documentary filmmaking. She is a co-owner of Exploredinary; an award-winning filmmaking business she runs with her partner Daniel Driensky. Sarah travels the world directing, shooting, editing and producing work as a means of investigating and indulging in various existential philosophies. As the daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, Sarah believes that visual storytelling is the universal language that transcends all boundaries and is truly the most powerful way to communicate.