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Doug Chinnery was born in London, England, in 1964 and after he spent part of his childhood in Western Australia he grew up in Essex. His earliest images were made on a Kodak Brownie and later a medium-format Russian camera, the Lubitel. However it was not until the emergence of digital cameras in the 1990s that his career in photography gathered pace.
He specializes in landscape photography, for which he uses long exposures and intentional camera movement. He cites his influences and inspiration as coming from photographers Michael Kenna, Chris Friel, Alexey Titarenko and Charlie Waite.
His landscape images began to appear in the photography press in the UK starting in 2008 with Photography Monthly. Further articles and features appeared in Practical Photography and cover images for Digital SLR and Outdoor Photography.
He started writing regularly for Amateur Photographer during 2011. This included articles on pinhole photography and seaside photography. He is occasional guest writer for the Great British Landscapes website where he has appeared as 'Featured Photographer'.
During 2010 and 2011 he lectured at Leeds College of Art & Design to the Photography BA (Hons) students on subjects related to digital photography and image processing using computers and current professional software.
He won a Judges Choice award for his image "Cloud at Roker" in the 2010 Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition. His images selected as the overall favourite of judge John Langley. His image was published in the book of the competition by AA Publishing. Other judges of the competition included Charlie Waite.
His first solo exhibition was staged in June 2011 at the Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire, England alongside separate exhibitions by English landscape and travel photographers Pete Bridgwood and Chris Upton. Titled 'Time Passing', it included 30 of his images all using exposures of one second or longer.
In October 2011 he was commended for his image, 'Scintilla IV', in the Sunday Times 'Take-a-View' Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. It is to be exhibited in London at the National Theatre during the winter of 2011/12 and will be in the book Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011.
His images are within commercial and private collections world wide. Much of his time is now devoted to teaching his photography workshops and lecturing to photographic societies and camera clubs.
- Photography Monthly, UK, November 2008 Images only
- Practical Photography, UK, April 2009 Images only
- Digital SLR, UK, March 2011 Cover image
- Outdoor Photography, UK, April 2010 Cover image
- Amateur Photographer, 30 July 2011 'Through The Pinhole'. Pinhole Article
- With Gemma Padley, "A Day at the Seaside", Amateur Photographer, UK, 18 June 2011.
- Timothy Parkin, "Featured Photographer - Doug Chinnery" Interview. Great British Photography, May 2011.
- Waite, Charlie et al., Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010 (AA Publishing).
- BBC Radio
- Time Passing Exhibition Archived October 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. in The Image Gallery The Image Gallery
- Waite, Charlie, et al. Landscape Photographer of the Year. AA Publishing 2010 - four editions ISBN 0-7495-6736-8 ISBN 978-0-7495-6736-1
- Waite, Charlie, et al. Landscape Photographer of the Year. AA Publishing 2011. ISBN 978-0-7495-7140-5