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Right Brain: Liam Doran

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Summit Daily/Kristin SkvorcLocal photographer Liam Doran is pictured in his backyard in Breckenridge.

Liam Doran grew up in Parker and moved to Summit County in 1997 after spending time in North Carolina. A self-taught photographer, he lives by the rule of “practice makes perfect” – or at least better. His passion for the outdoors led him to take photos with a point-and-shoot camera. But when he looked at the prints he couldn’t help but think “it looked much better when I was there.” So he invested in better equipment to do the outdoors justice.Now, he’s displaying his work in his first show at Zoe’s hair salon in Breckenridge. It opens Thursday and portrays his trip to New Zealand. Dreams:I would like to take my photography as far as it will take me – around the corner or across the globe. The cover of Powder Magazine wouldn’t be so bad either.Why do it?

Photography gives me a great sense of satisfaction. Whether it’s landscape or sports, when people look at a shot and say “wow,” I know I’ve captured the moment.What do you convey?I strive for realism in my photography. When capturing the world around me, I want my images to look as close as possible to how it really was.Obstacles:I haven’t had any major obstacles to overcome; becoming a good photographer is a lifelong learning process, and I’ve really just started the journey.

Accomplishments:Right now I’m really excited about the work I have hanging in Zoe’s.Staying fresh:Getting outside and into the backcountry is my greatest motivation.When you’re not photographing?Pretty much the same as everyone around here: Ski, bike, travel and hike. I hang out with my wife, Jessica, and my new pup, Kodi. Oh yeah, and I work some too.

Name: Liam DoranArt: PhotographyPersonality: ExtrovertCreate mostly: Alone when taking landscapes; others when shooting sportsHrsweek: 10Favorite Artist: Galen RowellSensitivity: 5

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