Gordon Dooley has a distinctive eye when it comes to truly capturing a photograph. His photos are unmistakably his, characterized by the clarity of the story told in the eyes of his subjects. Influenced by a range of artists spanning from Helmut Newton to Annie Leibovitz to Sally Mann to Richard Avedon, his style captures a blend, uniquely crafted, taking pieces from these masters and combining his personal spin to eloquently expose the souls of those in front of his camera.
Although portraiture was not always the intention of his photography, Gordon Dooley was shown time and time again that it was where he had the most power as an artist. Effortlessly enhancing juxtaposition between the person in the photograph and the setting surrounding them, his photographs bring about a consistent reaction of satirical amusement.
Starting in High School in Connecticut, Gordon began to see photography as an art form not dissimilar to painting or sculpture. From there, he began seriously shooting and developing photographs as a hobby. Today he still prefers the mystery of shooting with film and the patience taught by waiting for the exposure to reveal itself.