Doug Thost of Doug Thost Photography Shortlist Photographer

Clifton Beach, Tasmania
4.5 out of 5

Having borrowed his fathers camera at the age of 12, and neglecting to give it back, his photographic career began at high school, spending hours inhabiting the dark room and experimenting with black and white printing. A background in geology and glaciology has given him access to that most amazing of continents, Antarctica, which he has visited 19 times since 1987.

He has been shooting landscape and wilderness images for over 20 years, specialising in cold-weather and remote locations using 35mm, medium format panorama, and digital cameras. In 2006 he was awarded the Arts Tasmania Cultural Residency at Lake St Clair National Park, where he enjoyed two months freedom to explore, and attempt to incorporate, the often-ignored "human" element in wilderness photography. A commercial pilot, his current projects include portraits of men and women who spend their life flying, and aerial photographs of Tasmania's more remote regions. You can see a portfolio of his work here.

Doug also offers affordable photographic services in the Hobart area, including family portraits, event and wedding photography.
Australia Post
Helicopter Resources
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Australian Government (State of the Environment Report 2011)
Par Avion
Australian Antarctic Division
2006 - Arts Tasmania Cultural Residency at Lake St Clair National Park
2010 - Silver Award in the Tasmanian Professional Photographer of the Year 2010 - Wedding Album Category

Solo Exhibitions

2010 - Aurora Australis: 20 Years in the Ice. Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts
Centre, Hobart, June.
2009 - Frozen II. Fullers Bookstore, Hobart, June.
2008 - Two Months at the Lake . Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Hobart, October.
2006 - Frozen. The Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.
2005 - Dark River: the Franklin. Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Hobart,
September - December.
2003 - Being There: people and places in Antarctica. Hobart Midwinter Festival.
2002 - From a Frozen Land. Hobart Midwinter Festival.
1994 - Studio Showcase, Rozelle (Sydney).

Kylie W,
"I just had a look at Kristilee and Mark's photos on your site and they are AMAZING! You did a fantastic job and you were so sneaky! And there's some really great candid shots. I loved looking at them!"

"How magical! I love the pic's - you've really captured some exquisite moments there. Looking forward to passing the link on to friends and family."

Industry Affiliations
AIPP - Australian Institute of Professional Photography
Landscape Photography
Baby/Children Photography
Wedding Photography
Product/Studio Photography
Aviation Photography
Architectural Photography
Nature Photography
Sport Photography
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