Douglas Burress


Raised in the shadows of the Indianapolis Speedway, my passion from a young age was to be able to visualize, capture and hold on to the sound, motion, color and raw power of the biggest sporting event in the world.

This passion lent me at the young age of 14 to purchase my first camera, a Kodak Brownie for $3.00. From race to race I wanted to be able to hold on to the color and majesty of the cars, the emotion of the driver’s, win or lose and the feeling the speed and excitement elicited within me.

I have come a long way since that first Brownie purchased at a garage sale, finding I had an eye and talent for seeing and capturing what many others couldn’t until I translated the visual to prints. I earned a degree in Commercial Photography and Multi-Media from the Art Institute of Dallas.

My artistry and talents have lent themselves to not only capturing sporting events and human emotion, but a deep desire to share my passion for all of nature. From the ocean, I have been an avid windsurfer and scuba diver to hiking the mountains and deserts, the art of portraying and revealing nature elicits the same passion as I originally felt the first time I took pictures of the Indy 500.

For 25 years I have been doing projects for Corporations such as; AT&T, Capital One, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Marriott, Prudential and Wells Fargo which have included custom events, corporate head shots, and architectural work. Many of these projects have entailed custom graphics and one of kind effects.

The legacy I share with my friends and family, is my ability to encapsulate a mere moment in time. Seeing well beyond normal and mundane to the never ending beauty in the simplicity of life for many generations to come.

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