Douglas (Brian) Thompson b.Stanthorpe Queensland 1932. Trained in a Southport studio and self-studied. Joined the R.A.A.F. as a photographer and served 6 years 1950 -56 inc. 3 1/2 years as an instructor at the R.A.A.F School of Photography, at the time, the only photographic school in Australia. He spent 6 years in London where he widened his skills, particularly in his growing interest in creative nude photography. On moving to Sydney he became a prominent commercial/illustrative photographer specializing in arts and crafts. He also, for some time, conducted classes in photography. His illustrations for the book ‘Australian Pottery’ drew great acclaim. His work has appeared in many books, magazines, exhibition catalogues and other publications.