Rick Doble

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First name: 
Rick
Last name: 
Doble
Brief Bio: 

I am the author and photographer of: Experimental Digital Photography (Lark Books/Sterling Publishing, New York/London, 2010) now in its second printing. It is the first book about experimenting with digital photography as photography and not with software special effects.
I also write essays about my work and a regular column on the web for my publisher, Sterling: http://www.pixiq.com/contributors/rick-doble
Background: 40 years in photography, almost 30 years with computers including programming, 12 years digital photography, 14 years personal art website (http://www.rickdoble.net).
Education: B.A. English (Honors in Writing), UNC-CH, 1966; M.A. Media, UNC-CH, 1974.
I live near the Outer Banks in North Carolina. I welcome contact, networking and collaboration with other members of HASTAC.
See my full bio below for more details.

Full Bio: 

I welcome contact, networking and collaboration with other members of HASTAC.
CURRENT WORK:
== I am the author and photographer of: Experimental Digital Photography (Lark Books/Sterling Publishing, New York/London, 2010) now in its second printing. My book includes almost 300 photos by me selected from 50,000+ taken during 10 years of experimenting. This is my third book on digital photography.
== My work has been widely shown in Europe over the last four years. Combining ideas from my essays (see below) along with my photographic imagery, my work has been shown at the Generative Art Conference, Milan, Italy in both 2007 & 2009 and the SCIENAR exhibit in Bucharest, Romania in 2010. One of my photographs was the central image used for the poster during the SCIENAR exhibit. In addition my work will be shown at the Bridges 2011 conference this summer at the University of Coimbra in Portugal.
== See my article in collaboration with two Italian professors from the Generative Art conference in Milan Italy in 2009:
Motion And Dynamism: A Mathematical Journey Through The Art Of Futurism And Its Future In Digital Photography
published in the Journal Of Applied Mathematics
http://journal.aplimat.com/volume_3_2010/Journal_volume_3/Number_1/Doble...
== I have been writing essays about my approach to art since 1998. My topics include my methods for experimentation plus its relation to the Italian Futurist art movement of 100 years ago. One of my essays was translated into Italian (http://www.cultorweb.com/foto/Exp.html) with the comment that I was an "artist of photography, one of the most careful researchers and scholars of the image."
== I write a regular weekly column at the PIXIQ.com photography website (owned by my publisher Sterling Publishing):
http://www.pixiq.com/contributors/rick-doble
Many of my articles at the PIXIQ website cover the new expressive and artistic capabilities of digital photography.
== For 12 years I have been writing essays concerning my thoughts about digital art, digital photography, experimentation, and the relationship between these and the tradition of western art and science:
http://www.rickdoble.net/essaymenu.html
== I was interviewed about my experimental work on NPR radio in 2009.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105371296
== In 2011 I was interviewed by ArtDigitalMagazine of San Francisco. This interview produced an article and several videos:
http://www.artdigitalmagazine.com/?p=2810
== My website for my digital photography and essays has been online since 1997.
http://www.rickdoble.net

BRIEF BACKGROUND BEFORE MY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY:
Before digital photography I worked with a wide variety of camera and film formats. I have spent more hours in the film darkroom than I would like to remember -- the equivalent of 5 solid years. In the 1980s and 1990s I invented my own 'computer photography' system using a video camera and software that I wrote to create digital imagery on an inexpensive computer (the Radio Shack CoCo) -- before digital cameras were available. This early digital work was shown in a number of museums and art publications in the late 1990s. Also during this time I wrote a regular column about photography and its relation to traditional western art.

SUMMARY:
40 years in photography, almost 30 years with computers including programming, 12 years digital photography, author of reviews & articles about photography since 1970. B.A. English (Honors in Writing), UNC-CH, 1966, M.A. Media, UNC-CH, 1974. Worked at the UNC-CH photo lab under Ross Scroggs. Live in eastern North Carolina.
To see my full resume go to:
http://www.rickdoble.net/resume

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