Douglas Kirkland was born in Toronto, Canada. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties. Later, he worked with Life Magazine during the golden era of 60’s-70’s photojournalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that utilizes images in order to tell a factual story. His assignments included essays on Greece, Lebanon and Japan as well as fashion and celebrity work, photographing Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich among others.
Douglas Kirkland’s fine arts photography has been exhibited all over the world. Throughout the years, he has worked on the sets of more than 100 motion pictures. Such as, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "2001 A Space Odyssey", "Sound of Music", "Out of Africa", "Titanic" "Moulin Rouge", "Australia" and "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
Kirkland’s projects have taken him to every continent on the globe, where he worked on subjects as varied as: Astronomy in Chile, to The Trans Siberian Railroad, and fashion in Bali. When he's not traveling the world on assignment, he's spending time at home and the studio in the Hollywood Hills; where he lives with his other half and business partner, Françoise.
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