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Douglas Kurn

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Douglas Kurn is a location based photographer who creates environmental portraits and captures reportage images of interesting people doing interesting things in interesting places. Mostly working with real people Doug captures engaging, dynamic images that are used in corporate reports, on websites, in brochures, across social media and on advertising boards.

He was a winner in the BJP Portrait of Britain competition and in 2021 was included the historic Edition 365 Awards which showcases one image from every day after WHO announced that COVID-19 was a pandemic.

His client list includes Compass Group, Sky, BT, PwC, UKAS, International Labmate, LSE, RW Baird, Puma and University Of Birmingham

When not working on commissions Doug loves working on personal projects:-

The Portraits Of Runnymede was a project in conjunction with Chertsey Museum to photograph the breadth of local people in the borough of Runnymede in leafy Surrey. The portraits were all exhibited at the museum in the Autumn of 2016.

The Seven Deadly Sins was a project using actors to depict the sins using only facial expressions, and the final images were featured in the Sunday Times Magazine.

28 Days in February was a personal project photographing local people in their environments. Starting from scratch on February 1st, Doug went out and street cast the people, photographing a different person every day for 28 days.

With modern digital cameras recording such high level of detail, Binary People is an ongoing project to reduce images to just black or white (no shades of grey), but shot in profile to ensure that the person remains recognisable.

Away from portraits Doug spent four years on a personal project to photograph the remains of the Brooklands Car Racing Track. The Spirit of Brooklands is a project that was shot exclusively in the still of the night to contrast with the noise and movement of a race day in the race tracks heyday. Doug produced a limited edition set of prints which were exhibited in Brooklands Museum on completion of the project.

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