Douglas MacLellan was born in Victoria, B.C. He caught the photography bug at age 10 when he encountered a projector-printing device. Subsequently he went to Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario to study photography. Shortly afterwards he started a photography business which continues to this day. He was the official photographer of the Hockey Hall of Fame and an official photographer at Toronto International Film Festival. He created large bodies of work about street children in Toronto, people living with AIDS in Africa and organizers / activists in Windsor, Ontario. He has a documentary/photojournalist style and has interests in themes of loneliness, being alone and life in defined areas. He is represented for stock by Agefotostock, Barcelona, Spain and for news by Demotix, London, UK.