Los Angeles, CA, United States
Douglas Hill was born to Canadian parents in London, England in 1950. At the age of five he moved to New York where he lived until coming to Los Angeles in 1968 where he still resides. He attained U.S. citizenship in 1990.
Hill began making photographs in 1969. From 1971 to 1973 he attended UCLA where he studied with Robert Heinecken, Darryl Curran, Jerry McMillan and Leland Rice. In 1973 he went to Cal Arts where Ben Lifson was teaching.
Hill's work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at such places as: G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica; The International Center for Photography, New York; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Friends of Photography, Carmel; Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zurich; Prairie State College, Chicago; The Photography Place, Philadelphia, and publications: American Photo; Camera; "24 Hours in the Life of Los Angeles;" "The New Color."
He is included in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; the Library of Congress, Center for Creative Photography, Center for Motion Picture Studies, Amon Carter Museum and participated in a project commemorating the bicentennial of Los Angeles, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Hill is represented by Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, which showed excerpts from his recent series "Poured in Place: 136 LA River Bridges" in 2007.
Hill's commercial architectural photography has been widely published in Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, Architecture, Architectural Record, Domus, World Architecture, Hospitality Design and Coastal Living. He has been teaching at UCLA Extension since 1994.
He lives with Elayne Sawaya, his wife of 38 years, and Marcello Mastroianni and Godfrey Daniel, two miniature poodles, in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles.
- Still life