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Hot Shu Foto: The Photography Portfolio of Doug Berry

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Doug Berry is a photographer who works under the studio name Hot Shu Foto. In his practice, Doug produces vibrant images that often seek to capture a sense of movement, as in his photos of dancers.

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Even in straightforward portraiture, one can sense Doug’s emphasis on smoothness planes of colour and natural lines. The expert composition lends a sense of overall flow to the images. Doug’s compositions are refined and sleek, with complementary colours, contrast, and a clear focus on a central figure.  

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The artist’s personal portfolio pieces often involve elaborate, exuberant costuming, and trained dancers as subjects. Many of the settings remind me of works by Luis Pons.  Whether he’s photographing a solitary dancer in a static pose, or a pair in the midst of rehearsals, Doug has a good eye for pulling out the most interesting instants in a piece. It’s nice to see how the artist carries his own unique style even when working with clients.

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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