Life Through A Lens
Photoviewz has been developed over the past 10 years due to my wish to share my visual experiences with others who like myself have a passion for capturing those precious moments with a camera.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I hope you enjoy what you see & pop in once in a while in the future as my portfolio is is an ever expanding collection of imagery & articles dedicated to the world as I see it at home & abroad.
My name is Doug Stevens, I am an English Digital Artist living for over 30 years in Germany working in advertising. I have travelled quite extensively in this time throughout Europe, almost always with a camera at hand but it wasn’t until I took on a job in Munich near the German Alps 12 years ago that I became almost obsessed with getting out at the weekends to shoot the beauty of the Bavarian landscape with my first DSLR, the Nikon D100.
My fate has been sealed since then it seems & I would go anywhere finances permitting to pursue my passion to explore the beauty of our unique planet be it in remote locations or in the middle of a bustling city. I can’t imagine I shall ever get bored with this & hope in the coming years to keep you posted with more inspiring photography, Stay tuned & enjoy.
The Power Of Nature
Our existence has become very dependent on technological development in recent years distracting many of us from the beauty of our environment. Maybe it’s time to get back to our roots
After more than 10 years of digital photography my collection has grown steadily accumulating into a wide variety of interesting galleries
The Oregon Coast
Some of the most beautiful coastline of North America is to be enjoyed on Roure 101 from Astoria, near Olympic National Park in the north, down to Brookings on the border to California & beyond.
The City Of Dubai
Opinions of many whether to travel to the Arabian Emirates capital are as diverse as the city itself & all I can say is that I have visited twice now in the past 5 years & can’t wait to return. Dubai is a fascinating result of what we humans are capable of achieving technically, architecturally & culturally within a very short space of time.
Unfortunately we humans are capable of destroying everything that gets in our way to pursue our own future development even if it means sacrificing the fate of many species of our animal kingdom. As a nature lover I feel it is my duty where possible to capture the beauty & diversity of our wildlife for the enjoyment & security for future generations to come.
The Colours Of Autumn
Autumn/Fall is for the landscape & Nature photographer probably the most exhilarating season of all presented with an explosion of natures most beautiful colours before the grey, cold Winter months sets in. Unfortunately this transformation is relatively short lived meaning that I do make a point of getting out more often into the crisp, frosty mornings to capture those beautiful colours & Squirrels searching for their nuts for Winter.
Flora & Fauna
Often I go out locally into the fields & depending on the time of year I find some amazing imagery although I must admit I am pretty poor at recognizing exactly what I have in front of the lens. I just love the variety of plants & colours or just being outside. Poppies & Rapeseed fields are obligatory due to the colour intensity & the harvesting of crops always make for interesting shots as do numerous other subject matter.
The City Of London
I tend to have a love hate reationship with cities & London is no exception. I prefer quite, natural locations where I am generally the only intrusion on nature but there is also a pervaling fascination that lures me into large cities where there is no shortage of interesting photographic possibilities of course. I don’t stay long, normally a daytrip, quick in, quick out but somehow this seems to work quite well for me.
The City Of Venice
Venice just has to be on everybodys bucket list of travel destination & if you ever visit in the summer then you will probably meet most of these people
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Focussed On Nature
I need the natural environment to remind me of my origins now & again as living & working in the city tends to change us into choosing other priorities such as career, family, wealth & consume.
I am no exception being brought up in a European democracy. Democracy offers us the freedom of speech & the possibility to earn as much as we want in turn enabling us to realise a dream here & there. The problem is though that these dreams have overtaken our senses to the extent that we are being constantly manipulated by industrial concerns to buy “Stuff”.
The consequence is that our planet is suffering considerably due to our consumption. We need to strike a balance between that what we would like & that what we really need. Unfortunately we seem to make the same mistakes as past generations before realizing that there are more important things in life than to possess the latest trends on the market.
I have had the privilege to visit many interesting places & decided to write some articles about those that have really captured my imagination in recent years
Sitting In The Front Row
Today I wouldn’t even contemplate travelling somewhere new without taken my camera with me worried that I might miss out on something.
I suppose this is called addiction, well if that’s the case then views like this are the best drug for me.