'Doug' Fisher applied for a job as a trainee photographic technician with the Air
Ministry in 1939. He was accepted but told to wait, and a few months later in
1940, he was summoned to Worth Matravers. Doug’s job was to help provide photographs and film for training purposes.
lodged with Joan and Helen Muspratt, two local professional photographers who
lived on Swanage sea front. They taught Doug some techniques of portrait
photography, and Doug started taking portrait photographs of some of the
people at the establishment and their families. Examples of some of his
portraits can be seen amongst these mini-biographies including: Raye
Gough, Olga Clark, Don
Stevenson, H Dewhurst,
Murray Hardy, E Sudbury and Leonard Huxley.
Doug later borrowed photographs from his
wartime colleagues and made copies to extend his collection. These were
later digitized and have become known as the 'Fisher Archives'.
war Doug worked for the Wellcome Foundation later becoming cameraman for
Granada Television's 'Zoo Time' hosted by Desmond Morris. Further
biographic details in the list below under 'website'.
Douglas 'Doug' Fisher FRPS
10 September 1921 - 10 June 2007