Duncan was born and raised in Croydon, S.E. London, England, also home to his favourite supermodel, and creative influence, Kate Moss.
After emigrating to Toronto, Canada in 1973, Duncan worked in engineering for the first year, however, he found the work methods were more production line oriented than in England, so he knew a change in career was due. He decided to follow his first love, and worked in various fields of the photographic industry, mastering his skills, before opening Duncan Thorn Photography in 1990.
In 1981 he entered a photography competition with a local newspaper and won a feature in a new photography book; More Joy of Photography (High key chapter) by Eastman Kodak Company (Hardcover: 279 pages. Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub. (October 1981) ISBN-13: 978-0201045444.
The winning shot was of his wife and muse, Janice, taken in a ballet studio with sunlight streaming through the windows, and continues to be one his favourite and most popular shots in his
Over the next few years, he took many courses in photography, honing his skills, at the Ontario College of Art, now known as the Ontario College of Art & Design University.
Still using the 35 mm format, he shared a small rented studio with a seamstress on Queen St. East in Toronto's trendy Beach area, close to where he still lives today.
He photographed promotional shots for bands and performers, head-shots for actors, executives and real estate agents, and lastly, portfolio work with established and new models.
In 2008, he switched to the digital format, set up a website and DuncanThornPhotography.com was established. At the same time he decided to specialize in what he loves and continues to do best; urban, editorial fashion photography.
Duncan is an award winning, professional photographer, internationally published and agency approved, with over 20 years experience. Put your trust in his eye as a photographer, for unique and memorable photography, that pushes the envelope of creativity.
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