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Artist Glimpse – Doug Hockman

Winter Winds by Doug Hockman on zatista.com

Photographer Doug Hockman lives in Middletown, Connecticut, which is midway between Boston and New York. He is a regular participant in the art market circuit in the Northeast and has been a Zatista artist since 2010. To the casual observer, his work is highly influenced by the beauty of the natural surroundings of the Northeast.

I had the opportunity to ask him about his process and his view of the art market:

Off Season by Doug Hockman on zatista.com

How long have you been a photographer, and what got you started?

Photography has been a hobby for years. I have been selling my work for the past 4-5 years, but this past season was my first selling full time.

What is your favorite piece of equipment?

I love my Canon 7D, but I feel you can make great photos with any equipment.

Look Up by Doug Hockman on zatista.com

What are your ideal working conditions?

Taking photos on stormy days is my biggest inspiration. I love weather and am more likely to be out with the camera in the rain and snow than on any other day.

Do you have any advice for someone just getting started with photography?

Regarding shows and art fairs, be ready to go everywhere and be willing to sit through slow market days with no sales. That way you will learn what works best.

Spring Forest by Doug Hockman on zatista.com

Are you interested in working in other mediums?

My main interest is photography but learning new camera techniques and capturing things in unique ways appeal to me as well.

Where do you see your work going?

I am looking to expand to shows in more parts of the country, as well as expanding to new gallery work.

Breaking Waves by Doug Hockman on zatista.com

How’s business?

2011 was a great year for me. I met many people at shows that have made it possible to move forward with new ventures. I am looking forward to an even better 2012.

Do you have any advice about buying and collecting photography?

I buy whatever appeals to me. Personally, I’m interested in modern and abstract pieces. But everyone has different likes and tastes. I like buying pieces from fellow photographers, and I enjoy seeking out photography of all kinds at shows and online.  The choices are limitless so you’ve just got to buy what you like.

Brian Sylvester is a guest blogger on WallSpin, and an artist on Zatista.

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  1. Off Our Wall
    February 5, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Doug is an amazing photographer. He is able to capture the esssence of a poor New England day and make it bright and beautiful to my eyes! I urge anyone that loves photography to grab his images while you can….he’s going to be BIG!

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