Colleen (Dougherty) Bates b. 1978, Is a mama, wifey, photographer, and hop farmer based in the Hudson Valley of NY. 

Her first business was taking pictures of her classmates crushes and selling them prints.


She stalked crushes for money.

She earned a Photography from The School of Visual Arts in 2001.

Colleen has continually shot with a medium format camera on film and printed in a traditional darkroom.

Digital photography is also a regular part of her toolbox for studio and assigned work.

Publications she has worked with include:

 Guitar World Magazine, Revolver, HAMPTONS Magazine, GOTHAM Magazine, UNITED NATIONS, NYC and The National Gallery of Ireland. 

For inquires on commissioned work or prints, please contact her below.

42 Garden Lane

Pine Island

New York 10969