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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

 

Golden Afterglow by Doug Matthews

 

Furever by Doug Matthews

 

Bookish by Doug Matthews

 

Signs of the Time by Doug Matthews

 

Behind the Door by Doug Matthews

 

Glad to be of Service by Doug Matthews

 

No Surprises Now by Doug Matthews

 

Tinside Lido 2 by Doug Matthews

 

Church Jaluco by Doug Matthews

 

Punta Perula Beach by Doug Matthews

 

Morena by Doug Matthews

 

Outside the Bull Ring by Doug Matthews

 

Church Barra de Navidad by Doug Matthews

 

Poolside by Doug Matthews

 

Infinity Pool by Doug Matthews

 

After the Wave by Doug Matthews

 

The Wave by Doug Matthews

 

TRIUMF 1 by Doug Matthews

 

Action Hero by Doug Matthews

 

1955 Nash Rambler Hood Ornament by Doug Matthews

 

From Whence Are Our Passions Fuelled by Doug Matthews

 

Round Midnight by Doug Matthews

 

Dragsters 1 by Doug Matthews

 

Dragsters 3 by Doug Matthews

 

Dragsters 2 by Doug Matthews

 

Dragster Pipes by Doug Matthews

 

Mission Drag Racing Track 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

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge Christmas Lights 1 by Doug Matthews

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge Christmas Lights 2 by Doug Matthews

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge Christmas Lights 3 by Doug Matthews

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge Christmas Lights 4 by Doug Matthews

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge Christmas Lights 5 by Doug Matthews

 

Cuba Classics 2 by Doug Matthews

 

Bomb Bay by Doug Matthews

 

Window2 - St. Monica's Cathedral by Doug Matthews

 

Window1 - St. Monica's Cathedral by Doug Matthews

 

Art Nouveau Faces by Doug Matthews

 

Eastern Foothills by Doug Matthews

 

L'Astrolabe by Doug Matthews

 

Great Market Hall Budapest by Doug Matthews

 

Schonbrunn Palace by Doug Matthews

 

Peterskirche In Vienna 3 by Doug Matthews

 

Lacock Church by Doug Matthews