Douglas Emerson

Picnic, Silver Gelatin print



Born and now residing in Portland, Maine, where he developed an interest in photography at an early age, he began his passion in earnest in high school. Sculpture, statuary, as well as a keen sense of the natural environment surrounding him (a primordial force) added to his fascination with the stark, austere quality in his focus.

He studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he lived for 19 years. There he studied with Ken Light, a pre-eminent photographer. He also interned at the Frankel Gallery, where he was surrounded by photographs by Dianne Arbus, Joel-Peter Witkin, Walker Evans. Ansel Adams among others.

He now has transferred these earlier inspirations to his sculptural and nature studies into photographing figurative forms in a natural setting.

Shown in galleries in Maine and California, his work is highly regarded by collectors of fine figurative images.