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Although new to the Florida Modeling Net I am certainly not new to photography....nothing about me is new! For over 50 years I have been involved in photography, winning my first award from Kodak in High School in 1959. I owned a photography store, a photo studio, and was offered a job as a substitute photo instructor at a college in 1971. That one semester substitute job turned into a 30 year profession at that CA college. First teaching elementary photography, then scientific photography, then starting a commercial program, and the last 20 years there I began and was the instructor in fine arts photography. My own work specialized in working with the female. In 2002 I retired and moved (with my Colombian wife) to Colombia and a Colombian isle in the Caribbean. After 8 years we returned to States and selected FL as our new residence. After various interests during retirement I find myself needing to return to my love, my passion, my life-blood; photography. My most recent serious images were from 2006-2010 in Colombia, and some are on this page.
Luckily I do not need to work for a living now. But I do need to make photographic images for my passion. So, collaborating with you and often assisted by my wife, I would be happy to make images for your portfolio, in exchange for being able to use them for my portfolio and exhibition.
My main thrust in female photography has nearly always been creating images in the natural environment. I sought out the rugged, from Death Valley and Nevada ghost industrial areas, to Maine seashores and an errie forest of tall dead trees with a concrete topping. Forests and lakes and rivers. Although I have owned and worked in studios, I prefer unusual and unique settings. If you've got some up your sleeve, PLEASE let me know so we can work together creating stunning images for our portfolios.
Due to my move to Colombia when I retired, conventional silver based Black and White materials were not available....anywhere that delivered to our remote spot. I finally turned to digital, although my love is still in the B&W darkroom. But today, most of my images continue to be modified graphic digital images which create their own personality. Tom