Doug Rosa was first introduced to photography by his father who took him into the darkroom at age 11. Although he was kicked out for playing in the chemicals, his curiosity for photography has never diminished.
He began his commercial photography career in Santa Cruz, California where, in order to pay for college, he sold photo buttons on the beach, 3 dollars each.
After graduating from The Art Center College of Design, with honors, Doug piled his camera, his clothes, and his 3-foot long mane of straight dark hair into his 1966 sky blue AMC Rambler and drove across country to New York City.
He now lives in Chelsea, where he maintains a full-time studio.
(Doug has subsequently cut his hair.)