Over time, some of my creative interests have ebbed and flowed, with various projects in woodworking, stained glass, and pottery. I've always been drawn to playing the guitar and writing music, and studied for two years at Capilano College in the Jazz and Commercial Music Program in North Vancouver, B.C.
My love of photography began in 1970 when I bought my first SLR (the Konica AutoReflex T) in New York while en route to Europe. My latest camera - the Nikon D810 - has piqued my interest in looking for new perspectives. My images have been award winning, and have been featured on multiple occasions in artistic showcases in such venues as the National Geographic, Nikon Canada, Global TV, the Vancouver Sun newspaper, as well as street banners throughout the city. My work has sold internationally, and recent clients include the Marriott Hotels, Government of Canada, City of Port Coquitlam, the Keg chain, leading Interior Design firms, luxury builders such as Boffo Developments, and Mosaic Homes. I've had a lot of enjoyment in capturing these images, and hope they will resonate with you.
In British Columbia, I have excellent representation through Art Works, one of the preeminent galleries for modern art and photography in western Canada. Located in Vancouver, Art Works was established in 1986, and represents contemporary Canadian and International artists working in a variety of mediums and styles. Art Works provides framed art and photographs for international hotels, resorts, corporations and residences, and works closely with the Interior Design Industry. Art Works partners with professional photography labs in Vancouver, and will create customized framing of my high resolution photographs as well as metal, canvas & acrylic prints - and will ship worldwide. For personalized assistance and consultation, contact Art Works directly for your quote request and Art Works will provide pricing to you within three business days. They are located at: 225 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 4X7, Toll Free: 1-800-663-0341, Tel: 604-688-3301, Fax: 604-683-4552, website: http://artworksbc.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am receptive to discussions with art galleries or businesses that would like to consider additionally representing my work outside of British Columbia, and Canada. Accordingly, I can be contacted through my website (http://douglashood.zenfolio.com/contact.html).
You can also directly buy other types of products through my website which is hosted by Zenfolio (http://douglashood.zenfolio.com). There are numerous imprinted items which you can customize that are particularly welcome as gift ideas such as exquisite photo books, greeting cards, etc. All of the processing & delivery is through my website's shopping cart, via Zenfolio's professional photography lab partners: MPix, ivoke, fotoflot, Photobox, IYP, Nulab & NuShots, serving Canada, the U.S., Europe, U.K, Australia & New Zealand. Zenfolio is the predominant web hosting service for professional photographers, with tens of thousands of clients worldwide. To view this online store, click on a photo then the Buy icon and "Select Product" which will then display an overview of the type of products and customization options available. If you just want to browse the online store without making a purchase, just exit without completing the checkout.