“No artist tolerates reality” – Nietzsche
I am known for making images full of movement and colour in which I attempts to express my view of the world around me.
Using my camera to collect digital material, often making multiple exposures and intentionally moving the camera, I transform these images in my studio to try and reflect the moods, beauty and my emotional connection to the place.
Inspired by abstract expressionists such as Rothko, Still, Reinhardt and Newman as well as painters Turner, Klee and Matsumoto, I attempt to represent the world in a rather abstract way. In photography, my primary inspirations come from Chris Friel, Valda Bailey and Graham Cook.
I have won no awards and I revel in obscurity with my wife, Beth and faithful spaniel, Stan.
“Never knowingly understood”
|2010||The National Theatre – “Landscape Photographer of the Year” group exhibition. Judges Choice award.|
“Time Passing” Solo exhibition at The Gallery, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire
The National Theatre – “Landscape Photographer of the Year” video presentation
|2012||The Joe Cornish Summer Exhibition – Northallerton. Group exhibition. Four image collection, Highly Commended
“Dark Light” – Solo exhibition of monochrome images at The Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough.
Shortlisted for Landscape Photographer of the Year
Ilford Imaging – Group exhibition, Cologne, Germany
|2013||“Connected” group exhibition, Patchings Art Centre, Calverton from 27th April for five weeks.|
|2014||“The Year of the Print” group exhibition with Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish & David Ward et al, The Mall Galleries, London|
|2016||Solo exhibition – ‘A Walk in the Woods’ – The Peak District National Park Visitor Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire.|
I write regularly for Outdoor Photography magazine and occasionally for several other magazines, both in print and online and have done for many years. I have been interviewed by many magazines and blogs over the years too. These have become too many to list, but here are some of the more notable articles and interviews.
Major project for new ranges. Also featured in Home & Garden, World of Interiors & Elle Decoration.
May 2011 – Interview & images READ HERE
September 13 – “Multiple Exposure Landscape Photography” – READ HERE
October 2013 – Webinar – “Creative Landscape Photography” – WATCH HERE
July 2015 – Editorial Article – ‘The Credit Crunch’ with images
Craft & Vision
Featured as case study in Craft & Vision eBook entitled “Slow” by author Andrew S. Gibson – DOWNLOAD HERE
December 2013 – “In Conversation with Doug Chinnery”, Interview article by OP editor Steve Watkins. DOWNLOAD HERE
May 2014 – “Lie of the Land”
March 2014 – ‘My Way of Seeing” – Supplement co-written with Charlie Waite & David Ward
Foreword for Rob Knights “Dark Vision” Exhibition & Book
Featured image in Elle Decoration magazine
Black & White Photography Magazine
April 2015 – Featured Photographer Interview
March 2015 – Featured Photographer
Summer 2015 – Foreword for Chris Friel’s Book – ‘Framed’ (Available from Triplekite Publishing HERE)
april, may, june and then july
June 2016 – Foreword for ‘april, may, june and then july’ by Roj Whitelock – a photo-essay in support of Cancer Research UK – to buy a copy and support Cancer Research UK please CLICK HERE
Interview & video for the ‘Togcast’ podcast
July 2017 – I was interviewed by Sam Gregory for the Togcast photography podcast and we made a video of our discussion of three portfolios of my work. You can listen to the podcast interview and watch the video HERE.
Doug thinks artistically and
poetically about the landscape
Doug Chinnery is supported by and teaches printing & colour management for Fotospeed