Duane was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He took up photography when he realized he couldn't draw very well. He loves talking about Batman, Jurassic Park, Seinfeld, Star Wars, sports and all kinds of films (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. He's just as comfortable shooting in a studio as he is on location. 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, Report on Business, Canadian Business, The National Film Board of Canada, CBC, West End Phoenix and Sportsnet.
Stylistic simplicity and pursuing honest connections with his subjects are key to creating his portraits.
Photo by Raquel Simoes
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