Richard Douglass | Photography


Meet Amarillo Photographer Richard Douglass, owner of Open Skies Photography
Philosophy on Art
Art is a process where the artist isolates something that has aesthetic beauty to themselves, and presents their vision and interpretation to others.
Are you an art creator or an art producer? Or, do you see a difference between the two?
I think both when it comes to my type of photography.
Why do you do what you do?
I started landscape photography quite by accident. I come from a family of skilled photographers, and I only started serious photography myself about 4 years ago. I've been inspired by the unique beauty and sky of the Texas Panhandle and each day presents a new opportunity to capture it through my camera lens.
What kind of art attracts you?
Of course I have a love of sky and landscape photos from around the world, but I'm also attracted to photography that captures beauty in everyday things we take for granted. I'm always impressed with photographers that can capture virtually anything and make it a masterpiece.
What is the question you never want to be asked regarding your art?
On your sunrise/sunset pictures, why do you turn up the saturation in Photoshop? I'm one of the few photographers around that doesn't have photoshop, and many people don't realize how intensely colorful a West Texas sky can be.
How do you know when a piece/series is finished?
I edit my photos very little, instead I like to play with my camera settings to capture what I see with my eyes. A photo is finished when it either is close to what I experienced with my own eyes, or it's finished when the photo has a certain tone of mood that affects both myself and others viewing it.
If you could interview any artist (living or dead) who would it be?
Ansel Adams, Taos Landscape artist Geraint Smith, or several of my other photography friends whose work inspire me.
 

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