Marcus Dowty, Photographer

As a child I enjoyed looking at the photographs of big format magazines of Look and National Geographic. Both magazines gave a bird’s eye view of the world that I so much wanted to experience.


As a Kansas City photographer, I have always been interested in the stories I can share via the camera lens. The lens filters the exposure of any event from the noise of the total sensory experience. And in so doing, what the photographer focuses on becomes the more important story. Photography provides a narrative for capturing memorable images of life’s experience.


Photography has always been by trial and error. Digital photography facilitates this learning process. Photography is a process of choosing what to eliminate from view, unlike visual artists, who make decisions on what to add to the canvas. Digital photography gives one the opportunity to easily control this visual narrative. Marcus enjoys making creations of his world using either his Nikon D-7200, or his snatch and grab it, Lumix DMZ-FZ200.


His photographs reflect his numerous experiences near and far. He has had the opportunity to travel the world. Travels have included six of the seven continents and 98 countries. His portfolio reflects images of a path less taken.