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Doug Matthews

Doug Matthews Photography

Port Moody, BC

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I began photography with a Brownie camera my parents gave me as a child sometime in the 1950s. In the 1970s I finally graduated to an SLR and actually won a few contests, then took a hiatus through the 1990s but picked up digital photography in earnest in the mid-2000s. Now, many years later, it still excites me to venture out and try to find what the world is all about in my own way through this wonderful medium.

To me, photography is about capturing the hidden meaning, the emotion, and the invisible in a given moment in time. It transcends mere composition and lighting. When it's done well, we sit up and take notice, we pause over an image, and if everything is perfect, we might even feel that slight tingling up the spine.

While I try to achieve this in every photograph, it remains an illusive goal. Occasionally, I come close, but more often I fall short. Luckily, though, it's that falling short that motivates me to continue, and that adds excitement to the craft.

I have a wide range of interests in photography. I hope you enjoy exploring my portfolio. If you do decide to purchase an image, I sincerely thank you. My modest attempts to create beauty - perhaps even "art" - must then surely be validated.

If you are interested in books of my photography, I have published two volumes of travel photography, and they may be purchased through the following web links:

1. Roamantic - Published in 2008, this book contains 58 pages of photos from around the world. You can preview and purchase it directly from Blurb ($40.95 plus shipping). Access it at http://www.blurb.ca/books/2739035-roamantic

2. Vagabondage - This is my second book of travel photography from around the world with 64 pages of beautifully colour images. It was published in 2011. Preview and purchase it directly from Blurb ($44.95 plus shipping). Access it at http://www.blurb.ca/books/2739712-vagabondage

 

Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt by Doug Matthews

 

Morning Surfer by Doug Matthews

 

Barra Domes by Doug Matthews

 

Barra Sunset2 by Doug Matthews

 

La Mosca by Doug Matthews

 

Barra Mercado by Doug Matthews

 

Road's End by Doug Matthews

 

Mexican Beetle by Doug Matthews

 

Arsinoe II - Queen of the Nile by Doug Matthews

 

Coquitlam Light the Lake 1 by Doug Matthews

 

Coquitlam Light the Lake 2 by Doug Matthews

 

Coquitlam Light the Lake 3 by Doug Matthews

 

Coquitlam Light the Lake 4 by Doug Matthews

 

Coquitlam Light the Lake 5 by Doug Matthews

 

Spirits of Uluru by Doug Matthews

 

The Plaza Theater by Doug Matthews

 

The Corridor Theater by Doug Matthews

 

Hamburger Mary's Diner by Doug Matthews

 

The Pickford Theater by Doug Matthews

 

The Purple Room by Doug Matthews

 

Pitt River Morning by Doug Matthews

 

Tug in Howe Sound by Doug Matthews

 

Schoolkids5 by Doug Matthews

 

Schoolkids4 by Doug Matthews

 

Schoolkids3 by Doug Matthews

 

Schoolkids2 by Doug Matthews

 

Schoolkids1 by Doug Matthews

 

Himba Beauty 2 by Doug Matthews

 

Himba Beauty 1 by Doug Matthews

 

Dead Slow by Doug Matthews

 

Orange House - Abandoned by Doug Matthews

 

Ixtapa by Doug Matthews

 

Hector's Bar by Doug Matthews

 

El Mercado by Doug Matthews

 

Blue and Orange House by Doug Matthews

 

Distracted Dressing by Doug Matthews

 

After He's Gone by Doug Matthews

 

Reclining Glamour Gal by Doug Matthews

 

Glamour Gal in Sepia by Doug Matthews

 

Glamour Gal by Doug Matthews

 

The Flautist by Doug Matthews

 

Nude With Sheer 7 by Doug Matthews

 

Nude With Sheer 6 by Doug Matthews

 

Nude With Sheer 5 by Doug Matthews

 

Nude With Sheer 4 by Doug Matthews

 

Nude With Sheer 3 by Doug Matthews

 

Nude With Sheer 1 by Doug Matthews

 

Nude With Sheer 2 by Doug Matthews