Sorry, but due to a recently diagnosed health issue, all of my photographic activity has been suspended.
I'm a retired commercial photographer shooting figurative art, mostly in B&W. My market is the art collector and art gallery, not men's mags or adult web sites. I'm always seeking models of all types, shapes and ages to help me create art. For what it's worth, my work has been exhibited in about fifteen states and several foreign countries.
I'm currently working on a major collection under the working title of Standing Naked, the Sensual American Woman, to cap off my career and have something a little more important than ads and commercial shots, to leave behind and to hopefully last into future generations. It's open to all types, all looks and all ages (over 18 please!). Tall or short, thin or heavy, high society or trailer trash, experienced model or novice, I really don't care, I'm interested in photographing you for this collection. The goal of this collection is to show the beauty and sensuality of the American woman, unadorned, with little to no retouching, fancy makeup, props and so forth. So if you were born in America or came here from someplace else and are interested, contact me and let's discuss it. An email or phone call (770/ 682-3666) certainly carries no obligation on your part. Let me hear from you before I permanently retire?
I don't offer traditional TFP sessions, but am open to a trade or barter, a shoot for your needs in exchange for a session for my figurative art.
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Doug Lester's photographic images have been accepted into numerous juried international salons of photography, resulting in a variety of awards. This resulted in recognition from the Photographic Society of America with an award as Star Exhibitor. The following is a partial listing of locations which have shown his prints.
1981 7th Chicago Council of Camera Associations International Exhibitio
1982 16th San Antonio International Salon
1982 22nd Oklahoma International Exhibition of Photography
1983 Shenandoah Circuit; Roanoke Exhibition
1986 Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1986 Central Washington State Fair, 34th International Exhibition of Photographic Arts
1987 Jackson Exhibition of Photography
1987 NW International Exhibition of Photography, Pullyap, WA
1987 shenandoah Circuit; Richmond and Northern Virginia Exhibitions
1987 26th Oklahoma International Exhibition of Photography
1987 Ohio Capital International Salon of Photography
1987 Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Exhibition
1988 55th Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography
1988 NW International Exhibition of Photography, Pullyap, WA
1988 San Antonio International Salon
1988 Chesapeake Circuit; Fotocraft Exhibitions and Easton Salon
1988 Lighthouse Gallery International Photo Salon, Tequesta, Fla
1988 Central Washington State Fair, 34th INternational Exhibition
1989 32nd Annual Wichita Exhibition of Photography
1989 Garden State International Salon
1989 Calgary Stampede and Exhibition; Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1995 Buckhead Gallery of Fine Arts, Atlanta, Ga; a one person show
1996 Backdrop Gallery of Photographic Art, Atlanta, GA
1996 Group Exhibition, Backdrop Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1996 Christmas Exhibition, Backdrop Gallery, Atlanta
1997 Two person show, invitational, Backdrop Gallery, Atlanta,
1998 Group show, Bluemilk /Paradigm Gallery, Atlanta
1999 Group show, invitational, Bluemill/Paradigm Gallery, Atlanta
2005 Group Invitational Exhibition, Museum of contemporary Art,Bondeno, Italy
In addition to the above exhibitions, Doug is a former photography instructor and is the author of Crime Photographer's Handbook, published by Paladin Press, Boulder, CO (Out of print). Doug currently specializes in figurative monochrome images.