Home Base / Breckenridge, CO, USA
Liam Doran’s one line descriptor on instagram is blunt. “No A.I. photos,” it reads. “Every image here actually happened in one place at one time.” That could be a mission statement for Doran. He got into photography by tucking a point and shoot film camera in his pocket while adventuring around Colorado with friends. Later, he pursued professional photography because the thought of a desk job terrified him. Now an established still shooter with a long list of commercial and editorial clients, those early days documenting outings with friends still inform Doran’s approach. “Even before A.I. was crashing into photography, I was after the genuine,” says Doran. “I don’t create composite images. I don’t put in fake skies. Instead of making some hyper surreal scene, I’m interested in the story.”
Many people think of Doran’s backcountry work as extreme, but that’s not how he looks at it. “While I’ve had some close calls, I generally take a conservative approach to potentially dangerous environments.”
Doran’s career has taken him around the world on assignment for editorial and commercial clients who value his dedication and quick turnaround times. While Liam shoots locally and regionally out of his home in Breckenridge, Colorado, this year he’s also traveling on assignment to Antarctica, Italy, Alaska, and Greenland, with more booking’s in the works. In addition to photography, Liam is a published writer.
Liam documents he doesn’t doctor. Whether you’re talking about his action work, wildlife, or scenics, there’s honesty in the product he creates.
Years of Experience
Editorial and Commercial Assignments
Commercial/editorial shoot supported by Tourism Norway.
Taos, New Mexico.
Marketing Winter Campaign Shoot.
Rab Winter Campaign Shoot.
Commercial/editorial mountain biking shoot.