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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

 

Window2 - St. Monica's Cathedral by Doug Matthews

 

Window1 - St. Monica's Cathedral by Doug Matthews

 

Sossusvlei Painting 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

 

Stonehenge Remembered by Doug Matthews

 

Dresden City Center by Doug Matthews

 

Rock Lake by Doug Matthews

 

Prague Main Railway Station by Doug Matthews

 

Municipal House Prague by Doug Matthews

 

Boudica Glory in Defeat by Doug Matthews

 

Take No Prisoners by Doug Matthews

 

Out of the Mist by Doug Matthews

 

Barbican Street by Doug Matthews

 

Old Barbican House by Doug Matthews

 

Boudica Queen of the Iceni by Doug Matthews

 

Kelly's Bathtub by Doug Matthews

 

Part of Penzance Harbour by Doug Matthews

 

St. Ives Beach by Doug Matthews

 

Tinside Lido by Doug Matthews

 

Stained Glass St. Michael's #1 by Doug Matthews

 

Stained Glass St. Michael's #2 by Doug Matthews

 

Stained Glass St. Michael's #3 by Doug Matthews

 

Stained Glass St. Michael's #4 by Doug Matthews

 

Westward Bound by Doug Matthews

 

Krakow Town Square by Doug Matthews

 

Farm Near Hinton by Doug Matthews

 

Wawel Castle by Doug Matthews

 

St. Stephen's Basilica Budapest by Doug Matthews

 

Parliament Buildings Budapest by Doug Matthews

 

Budapest Overview 2 by Doug Matthews

 

Matthias Church Budapest by Doug Matthews

 

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest by Doug Matthews

 

Sanssouci Gazebo by Doug Matthews

 

Sanssouci Facade by Doug Matthews

 

Sanssouci Figures by Doug Matthews

 

Roman Legionary Helmet and Sword by Doug Matthews

 

Romans Baths and Bath Abbey by Doug Matthews

 

Part of Roman Baths in Bath England by Doug Matthews

 

Holocaust Memorial Berlin by Doug Matthews

 

Peterskirche in Vienna by Doug Matthews

 

Organ in Peterskirche in Vienna by Doug Matthews

 

Peterskirche in Vienna 2 by Doug Matthews