KOFULGER CANYON | PHOTO BY RHIANNON LAWLER
ARTIST STATEMENT
My photography is a reflection of how I wish the world looked to the naked eye. The world can be a harsh & ugly place and I’ve always appreciated how it can be beautified through the lens, free of distraction. Whether it’s scenic landscape, cityscape, architecture, a candid shot, an eclectic or abstract subject or just something different that catches my eye, I strive to capture it in a unique way that makes it exceptional.  
Shaping the image into art and sharing it with others is a huge joy.  Displaying the art for others to see is paramount.  Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was right when he said We have art so that we shall not die of reality.
BIO
Doug is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, becoming a resident of Atlanta in 2004.  He is a full-time Physical Therapist and a self-taught Photographer with 20+ years of experience photographing landscape, architectural & abstract subjects.  Photography provides a much needed creative outlet outside of his day job.  He has always felt the world looks more beautiful through the lens.  Adventures to far off places are always fun but unseen beauty is all around us.  Transforming this imagery into physical artwork to compliment residential & commercial spaces, adding beauty to the world, is his passion.
I was very honored to win the VINCENT VERSACE AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EXCELLENCE for my image titled FLOATING BEAUTY in 2013 at Photoshop World Conference.  Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography as well as a NIKON AMBASSADOR.  Vincent is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg Fine Art Award.  His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History.
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