Tom creates images to feed his visual comprehension and attraction to the medium, not to please others or to sell photographs. It is his hope viewers experience the same physical resonance he does — drawing the viewer into the images and embodying connections to places, people, objects, form, shadow, highlight, and composition.
Tom’s interest in photography grew out of a childhood spent close to nature on the island of North Hero in Lake Champlain, Vermont. It was reinforced by his father’s recording of the families important moments on 35mm film. When attending college in the 1970’s a Leica camera buff professor sparked Tom’s interest.
Once he had this capable tool, well known for its use in photojournalism, he turned his new-found knowledge into a minor college study. The more Tom learned of the process the more he found himself fascinated by the beauty of imagery produced solely in gradations of white to deep black. After graduating from college Tom turned this fascination into a career as the Communications Photographer for IBM Microelectronics in Essex Junction, VT.
Tom uses all camera formats including digital to create his images. Photos are ink-jet printed on archival fine art paper with K7 piezography carbon pigment and archival color inks. Images are approximately 4”x6” on 5”x7” card stock, 11”x14 on 13”x19” paper size, 16"x20" on a 17"x22" paper size, panoramic 20”x40” on gallery wrap canvas and 24”x36” on gallery wrap canvas. Framed prints are 16”x20 and 20”x24” and include an 8 ply archival overlay mat with foam core backing, conversation UV plexiglass and black or brown gallery style frame. Custom sizes and frames are available by special request.