Doug Parks

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Photography is my escape from the world, my way down the rabbit hole, my nirvana.

My father started it with a Brownie Automatic. From the beginning the process of turning a click of a shutter into an image was mystical to me. And, over the years, that magical process has had its way with me, leading me from hobby to art. Photography fills me with a sense of accomplishment and peace, and has proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality.
Though I work quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious is the undisputed guide.

The technical aspects of this medium and being one with nature releases my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and vision to influence the finished product.

My work is an extension of my being and my father who nurtured the creativity and always asked “Do you have your camera?” as we made our way to the outdoors.