Please welcome featured artist Thomas Glassman for January and February
TOM GLASSMAN has been shooting with a camera for hundreds of years.
“I attribute my ability ‘to see’ to my advertising background.” As a former creative director at several ad agencies he is used to routinely looking for the unusual.
Tom’s first love is still black and white photography, as evidenced by many of the images routinely included in his shows and the monochromatic look of many of his color photographs.
Tom’s wife, Linda, gets most of the credit for his photography career. She was the one who first encouraged him to pursue it, and over the years, allowed him to abandon her on many of their trips so he could go off and take pictures (while she went shopping). She also went without diamonds and furs so he could purchase a nice lens now and then.
Tom’s work has shown in a number of galleries and exhibits in Boston, Massachusetts; Portland and Kennebunkport, Maine; Seattle and Kirkland, Washington; California; and of course, Oregon. His work is in the private collections of many professional photographers, photography instructors, designers, art directors, graphic artists, art instructors, gallery owners, plain old artist-artists (painters, sculptors, etc.), and many of the framers Tom has worked with. Additionally he teaches photography and fine art printing.
As many people comment on Tom’s brilliant colors, unusual graphic patterns, and striking minimalist approach, it is worth noting that “…what you see is what was really there and what I saw when I took the photograph.” He does help capture the intense colors by using a polarizer filter and saturated films. But…everything was done in the camera. And although the images you see here were produced with a computer and a professional graphics printer, none of the images were manipulated in any way with any computer imaging software.