Douglas Dubler was born in 1947 in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Boston University where he learned the formal principles of art as well as its history and concepts. He began as a printmaker and sculptor and subsequently brought his talents for detail and realism in photography.
Douglas Dubler worked with Isamu Noguchi whose inspiration eventually led him to receive the Silver Seagull Award from Oriental Photo in Japan. In the 1970s Dubler moved to California where he apprenticed with Ansel Adams, known for his landscapes and purist aesthetics. Dubler's love for texture and precision may allude to the influence of Group f/64 (founded by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston).
Today, Douglas Dubler is best known for his commercial beauty photography. Treating fashion as fine art rather than as trend, he seamlessly joins craft and creativity to produce some of the most memorable and compelling images in advertising photography.
Douglas Dubler currently lives and works in New York City.