Born in England, Daymion Mardel was withdrawn from primary school by his parents at the age of ten. Traveling by Volkswagen bus, he spent the following year exploring the humanities and arts in galleries and museums of Western Europe.

In 1999, Daymion was invited to join the Studio of American Icon, Richard Avedon, where he served as First Assistant and Studio Manager until Avedon’s passing in 2004. Presently, Daymion resides in New York City where he is a freelance photographer.