About the Artist
Stalking wild birds in the broadleaf forests of upstate New York with a borrowed box camera at the age of eight, J.Douglas Morrison has always been a photographer. Zoologist, outdoorsman, and environmentalist, Mr. Morrison studied photography as an art medium for five years in northern California, before establishing a traditional portraiture, wedding, and landscape photography business on the San Francisco peninsula in the 1990’s.
On discovering the ancient rock art of California’s Coso Range, he not only found his calling, but also his identity as an artist. “On a subjective level, I connect with these ancient artists through unconscious symbology and common themes.” Within just a few years, Mr. Morrison developed his own unique photographic technique for petroglyph photography, called “Evaluative Relighting,” which led to the creation of Photoglyphs .
Now Mr. Morrison has taken his artistic expression one step further in the Beyond Primitive series. Guided by imagination and an almost mystical connection with the original artists, he has pushed the envelope of photography and technology even further, transforming pure, in-camera photography into no-holds-barred art.
Mr. Morrison lives on the MoKe Ranch near Sedona, Arizona, with his wife, Sara, and their beloved animals.
(Photo by Vic Lawrence.)