The photography of Douglas Lees has long been a benchmark of such excellence that Lees has earned the admiration of even the best of his camera-toting peers. Lees will speak and exhibit his photographs on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm at Blue Ridge Farm, 1858 Blue Ridge Farm Road, Upperville, Virginia, 20184. This meet-the-photographer event is sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area Association, a Northern Virginia Piedmont preservation and education organization.
Lees will showcase some of his best-known photos and recount the fascinating experiences of photographing foxhunts, steeplechases, fly fishing, and beautiful scenes in nature. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to Douglas following his presentation and to purchase prints of his works that he has personally chosen for this event. His award-winning photos will also be on display.
Douglas Lees is a two-time Eclipse Award winner for his racing photography, and his images are widely published. Foxhunting Life regularly features his foxhunting and point-to-point photography in its e-magazine, FHL WEEK; on its website, FoxhuntingLife.com; and in its annual Foxhunting Calendar.
Lees was born in Washington, D.C., but has lived all his life in Warrenton, Virginia, where his family has lived for generations. He started taking an interest in photography at age sixteen and published his first photograph at age seventeen on the front page of the Fauquier Times-Democrat. His career is in insurance, dealing with property, casualty, farm and equine. He spends his spare time taking photographs and with his other great passion, fly fishing. He also serves on the board of the Mosby Heritage Area Association as Treasurer.
The event has limited space, so reservations are recommended. Tickets are $25 for MHAA members, $30 for non-members. Please call 540-687-6681 or purchase at the Association's website.
The mission of the nonprofit Mosby Heritage Area Association, formed in 1995, is to help preserve the Northern Virginia Piedmont and increase public knowledge about this historic area. MHAA provides classroom history programs for fourth- and eleventh-grade Virginia students, sponsors lectures, programs and field trips, and brings nationally known scholars to the area for its award-winning annual Civil War Conference.
Posted February 19, 2014