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Sydney born photographer John Doughty began his careerjohn doughty in 1980 working for one of Australia’s leading commercial photographers and became proficient in large format film and studio lighting techniques. In 1986 he established Australia’s first alpine photography businesses in the Victorian Alps. John was asked to cover the Skiing & Snowboarding World Cup for Fuji. During the Australian summer months his time was taken up working for commercial clients in NYC including Swatch Watch USA Rolling Stone Magazine, and Bill Silva Presents in San Diego.

A return to Australia in 1990 saw John establishing a thriving studio photography business catering to the burgeoning IT industry. The focus of the business was product and corporate portrait photography for the likes of Apple, HP Compaq, DEC, Microsoft, Symantec, Sony & Telstra. At this time John photographed many celebrities including established and emerging talents, and also corporate leaders. Often times given exclusive access to some of the worlds most powerful and celebrated people, including Bill Gates, President Clinton, Tony Bennett, Dolly Parton & Sting.

John diversified and adapted the business to digital imaging in 1999 and has lived the digital experience, researching new techniques continuously. He recently set up a new studio in Balmain, NSW, including a three-sided cyclorama. He is able to apply all his own equipment, studio space and digital knowledge at the drop of a hat, to complete any assignment in a professional and expedient manner.




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