CV Doug Thost
Born in Sydney, raised in Malaysia and rural NSW, Doug Thost now calls Hobart “home”. Having borrowed his fathers camera at the age of 12, and neglecting to give it back, his photographic career began at high school, spending hours inhabiting the dark room and experimenting with black and white printing. A background in geology and glaciology has given him access to that most amazing of continents, Antarctica, which he has visited 18 times since 1987.
He has been shooting landscape and wilderness images for over 20 years, specialising in cold-weather and remote locations using 35mm, medium format panorama, and digital cameras (Canon EOS 5D Mark II). In 2006 he was awarded the Arts Tasmania Cultural Residency at Lake St Clair National Park, where he enjoyed two months freedom to explore, and attempt to incorporate, the often-ignored "human" element in wilderness photography. His current projects include portraits of men and women who spend their life flying, and aerial photographs of Tasmania's more remote regions. You can see a portfolio of his work here.
Doug also offers affordable photographic services in the Hobart area, including family portraits, event and wedding photography. You can see examples of his more general photographic work at www.photography.dougthost.com
And coming soon: Steady-Shot.com, featuring Doug's new gyro stabilised camera mount. You can have a sneak preview of its capabilities here.
Front Cover of Tasmania's premier magazine "Tasmania 40° South", issue 53 June 2009
1994 Untitled. Studio Showcase, Rozelle (Sydney).
2002 From a Frozen Land.
2003 Being There: people and places in
2006 Frozen. The Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain Chateau, Tasmania.
2009 Frozen II. Fullers Bookshop, Hobart, Tasmania. June.
2009 Postcards from the Ice. Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, New Zealand. September.
2010 Aurora Australis - 20 Years in the Ice. Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. June.
2006 Arts Tasmania Wilderness Residency at Lake St Clair National Park, March May.
2010 Silver Award in the Tasmanian Professional Photographer of the Year Awards in the Wedding Album category.
2006 AURORA - Extraordinary visions of Antarctica. Parliament House Canberra, 6 September - 4 October.
2006 Digital Fringe. Part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, 27 September - 15 October.
2007 Antarctica - A Place in the Wilderness. Parliament House Canberra, August - September.
2007 Significant images Significant places - celebrating Tasmanian WHA 25th Anniversary. The Wilderness Gallery, Tasmania, December '07 - January '08.
2008 Fagus. The Wilderness Gallery, Tasmania.
2008 Extreme Environment Photographic Competition. Finalist (2 images).
2009 Extreme Environment Photographic Competition. Finalist.
Australian Antarctic Division,
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, University of Tasmania
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (Islands to Ice exhibition)
Use of numerous images in magazines, books, calendars, cards and newspapers
Director, and camera for ABC documentary "Ice Shelf" shot on location in Antarctica and Heard Island (ABC Nov 2003).
Additional photography credit in ABC documentary "Eye of the Storm: El Niño", shooting time lapse of storms and clouds in Ecuador.
Additional Antarctic footage used in the documentaries "Killers of Eden" (ABC), "Surviving Extremes" (ABC), and "4 Corners" (ABC, 28.08.06).
Additional Antarctic footage used in ABC "Catalyst" episode (ABC, 29.04.10).
Sound recordist for ABC documentary "Island of the Vampire Birds", shot on the Galapagos Islands.
Video footage represented through Nature Footage in the USA.