- Douglas Kirkland
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Douglas Kirkland has been photographing for over five decades and his passion in the discovery of beauty never wavers.
Photography has been his bride, his companion, his lover, and his confidante throughout his multifaceted career. He is best known for his celebrity portraits but the scope of his work is far wider. "Douglas Kirkland's portraits go far beyond the physical appearance of his subjects and capture the very essence of their being with disarming honesty and sensuality."
Douglas Kirkland was born in Toronto Canada. In this presentation, he will take you on a journey from the beginning of his career to his most recent work on the set of the Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio and Baz Luhrmann as well as choreographer Debbie Allen's latest musical production.
“I had imagined my life and then I had lived it. My images tell the story of a dreamer with a camera in his hands. I have always seized the day. For me, photography has always meant to imagine and interpret persons, sites and events. I understand the world better with a camera.” —Douglas Kirkland