Doug was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1947. He received his BS degree in mathematics from Indiana University in 1970.
He has been photographing the landscape of the American West since 2001. He began with 4x5 inch transparency film, and currently uses a Phase One IQ180 eighty megapixel medium format digital system.
His work has won several awards at the 29 Palms Gallery, Escondido Art Association, Sedona Arts Center, and San Diego Museum of Natural History.
He regularly shows and sells his work at the 29 Palms Gallery. Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council events, and the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs.
In addition to printing his own work, he often handcrafts his frames from hardwoods such as quarter sawn white oak, Macassar Ebony, Cocobolo Rosewood, and Padauk.
He considers a total workflow from capturing the image to framing the final print as essential in producing a fine art piece of the highest quality possible.