1972 07 July My First End to End Photo Northern Saskatchewan
July 1972, My first end-to-end (capture, develop and print) selfie. Taken in central Saskatchewan, Canada.

Welcome to Douglas Farmer Photography

Greetings from British Columbia, Canada. Home to some of the most spectacular photographic gems on the planet. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of urban and nature photography that captures the supernatural beauty of Canada’s most westward province.

Signed and numbered prints of my work are available for purchase and are limited to no more than 12 copies. Each reprint includes an embossed certificate of authenticity and is printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag acid-free archival paper for the best colour rendition and longevity.

I’m Doug Farmer, and I’ve been passionate about photography since I was 11. 1968 was the year before humans landed on the Moon. That year my dad, another passionate photographer, finally relented to my months of never-ending pestering and nervously lent me his twin-reflex large-format camera. Loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak black and white film, no clue as to what I was doing, but with limitless curiosity, my photographic adventure began. A month later, with even more trepidation, he permitted me to set up my first darkroom in the family’s second bathroom.

In the words of Humphrey Bogart, at the end of the classic film ‘Casablanca’, it was the start of a beautiful friendship.

It’s been a fantastic journey since then, and with the arrival of consumer-level digital cameras in 1999, my passion exploded.

Before there was such a thing as a selfie, I snapped one of my first, shown on the left, with my temperamental 1-megapixel Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera.

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I acknowledge that I live, play, and create on the unceded territory of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people on Turtle Island.

Thanks for visiting, and don’t hesitate to contact me.

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