Duane was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He took up photography when he realized he couldn't draw very well. He enjoys Seinfeld, Batman, Star Wars, Wikipedia, science-fiction, sports of all kinds and film (both the photographic medium as well as the moving of images shown on a screen).
Duane is very diligent, hard-working and passionate when it comes to his photography. His photographs touch on the intersections of sports, race, politics, gender and pop culture. He has worked with and been published by the likes of The Globe and Mail, The National Film Board of Canada and Sportsnet. Stylistic simplicity and pursuing honest connections with his subjects are key to creating his portraits.
Photo by Raquel Simoes
All images © 2020 Duane Cole. All rights reserved.