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 in 29 Palms, Borrego Art Institute in Borrego Springs, JTAG in Joshua Tree, and the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs, all in California
He considers a total workflow from capturing the image to producing and framing the final print as essential in producing a fine art piece of the highest quality possible. In addition to printing his own work, he handcrafts his frames from hardwoods such as quarter sawn white oak, Macassar Ebony, Cocobolo Rosewood, and Padauk.