Doug van Hemessen bought his first camera at sixteen and has followed the photographic path, with some detours, since then.  He graduated from Bealart in London, Ontario with a major in photography.   He also has a degree in Geography.  Over the years he has continued to photograph and exhibit while working as a conservation professional.  He currently resides in Halifax and Angevine Lake, Nova Scotia.

Born in London, Ontario 1960.