Doug Gifford

I have always been an artist and developed my talents in many creative forms - from clay and metal sculpture, to becoming a professional drummer and, for over 30 years, to working around the world as a professional photographer. Frequently, a photographer specializes in one facet of the craft. What distinguishes me from others is the commitment I made to master the craft and develop expertise in many areas of photography including: commercial (marketing, advertising, lifestyle, people, architecture, and corporate events); editorial (sports, entertainment and news); lifestyle portraiture and weddings; community/non-profits (marketing and events); and, fine art (prints, books, posters and cards). Mastery of each area has only added strength to my technique and style in other areas. Clients refer to me as "the consummate professional" for always showing up on-time, being dressed appropriately for the assignment and blending-in, at-ease with anyone and any circumstance, and having the latest pro equipment and back-up to get the job done right – every time. I combine my technical competencies as a photographer with a drummer's timing, quick creative decision-making, and easy-going personality to make the photographic experience enjoyable for all my clients. The finished images reflect the work of a "master artist" with a style that has been described by others as naturally simple and elegant.