We had our first photo shoot in December and invited friends and family to help us out. Among our fantabulous friends is Brett Dougall, aka Dougall or Dougie to those of us who love him. Brett is an awesome photographer who offered to shoot pictures for us and do a little modeling on the side. (Side bar: He is also the genius graphic designer behind our graphics. All in, we love us some Dougie here at Gameday Cloth).
A daily coffee drinker, Dougall wants to travel the globe. He got a brief glimpse of nomad life last year when he spent a week in Hawaii for his 33rd birthday.
“I was there for about a week and I promised myself that I would get up early, every morning, not only to watch the sunrise but photograph it as well. I did. Awesome,” says Dougall.
Dougall’s passion for photography has been there since elementary school when his dad got him a dark room set in the fourth grade along with his hand-me-down 35mm film camera. After that, Dougall was hooked.
Now Hawaii offered beautiful land and perfect photographing opportunities with the island atmosphere, limitless ocean and ridiculous sunrises and sunsets; however, he would give it all up, throw away the camera and dive into the ocean with sharks if it was not Hawaii, but instead a small island of only four inhabitants – Ty Pennington, Kanye West, Joan Rivers and him. As Dougie said, “Now that’s a combo.”
His loathing of certain celebrities aside, Dougall loves watching football and playing golf, his team being the Dallas Cowboys. As the creative type, he doesn’t play much sports, but instead watches them. The last game he watched live was the University of North Carolina vs. the University of Texas basketball game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The last game he watched and wanted to reverse the score was the NCAA National Championship game. Actually, he never claimed to want to reverse the score, but did say that the University of Texas should have won.
As for his thoughts on Gameday Cloth, “I think it’s a great concept. I’m just mad I didn’t think of it first. However, that logo is pretty, freakin’ sharp. With a logo like that, guaranteed success.”
And I’m sure being that he’s our photographer, graphic designer and friend has no weight to his opinion whatsoever…
Last year while visiting friends in New Orleans Dougall saw a chance for a once in a lifetime picture; he lay in the floor of the living room, his cheek to the carpet, looked through the viewfinder, tilted the lens up and got the most beautiful silhouette of his friends’ baby, Caroline’s, face as she was looking up at her mother. It’s the picture he’s most proud of.
Dougall is a guy that sees a picture in his head before he pulls out the camera and goes the extra length to capture its emotion. He’s a guy that makes you feel whatever he’s pursuing with his camera, because he believes in it. And he’s not too bad in front of the camera either.