Doug spent 30 years of his life as a machinist at the University of Delaware. It was a career that chose him more than one that he chose.
Being a machinist paid the bills, but being a photographer fed his soul.
Four years ago, he was offered an opportunity that was too good to pass up. The dean of engineering, one of the best people either of us has ever worked for, offered to continue paying Doug's final year salary as a machinist before retirement while freeing Doug's time up so he could join the photography staff as a freelancer.
A very successful second career was born, and Doug now collects his state pension, makes some extra money as a freelancer, and, best of all, has the time to take pictures of anything and everything he wants when he's not working for UD.
Now, unless he's cooking, shopping, or mowing the grass, he's seldom without a camera in his hand:
His pictures tell stories of young lives:
and their people:
Today, Doug reached another milestone in his reborn life as a photographer--he now has his very own website, www.Imagesmyth.com, thanks to the help of my dear friend Jenn's son, Steve. Steve is a budding photographer himself and has gotten some tips from Doug. Last night, he returned the favor and put his computer wizardry to the task. Four hours later, Doug's public presence was born.
I hope you'll check it out.
His work is awesome. Yes, I know I'm his wife, but it IS awesome. Really....