Doug Landreth first discovered photography in high school when he and his twin brother were headed for a trip to Europe and wanted to be able to document the journey. His interest grew as he became the yearbook’s photographer during college, where he graduated with a degree in marketing. After saving money during his first years out of school, he managed to put himself through Brooks Institute, the well-known photography school in California.
This led to a successful commercial photography career based in Seattle, where he has worked for over 25 years with a group of clients that includes Starbucks, Adobe, Eddie Bauer and Microsoft. Doug’s commercial work has been recognized for its excellence by “Communication Arts”, “Photo Graphis” and “Print” magazines.
His fine art work started years ago as he started to try and take his photographs away from the stark clarity that cameras offer to a look that felt more like illustration and paintings. Rather than a photographer from an earlier time as a mentor, he points to the paintings of Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer as the influence for the textured and painterly look of his images. While the subject matter of his images may vary, they all carry a feeling of age, a patina gained by the passage of time.
Doug’s fine art images were nominated for the “Aperture West Book Prize 2007” and he was a finalist in Photo Lucida’s “Critical Mass 2006”.
A Selection of Solo Shows:
2007 Iris Gallery of Fine Art Images, Great Barrington
2007 Wall Space Gallery, Seattle2006 Emerald City Medical Arts, Seattle
2005 Art Walk, Neumonic Gallery, Seattle
A Selection of Group Shows:
2007 Wall Space Gallery, Seattle
2007 Primary Elements, Cannon Beach, OR.
2007 Juried Show, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA. (Best of Show)
2007 Fantasy and Fantasies, Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins
2006 Dangenart Gallery, Nashville
2006 Art Expo NY, New York
2004 Featured Artist, Seattle University, Seattle
2004 On Digital Photography, Phase One Workshop, San Diego
2004 The Alternative Image and Creativity, Panel discussion ASMP, Seattle
Publishing & Press:
2007 Alcove Books, The Art of Seeing,
2006 “Camera Arts” Artist Showcase
2006 “Photo Media”, Doug Landreth: Layer by Layer
2004 “Photo Media”, People in the Industry
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