Tom’s interest in photography goes back to his senior year in high school when he borrowed this father’s Kodak to become the yearbook photographer. Over the years, his passion for photography has grown and with it, his skill as a photographer.
After college, he joined the US Army and, throughout his career, continued to pursue and expand his interest in photography across a wide variety of assignments around the US and in Europe. He spent many hours in the dark room developing negatives and printing images, almost exclusively black and white. Over that time he perfected his technique, becoming even more passionate about his “hobby”.
After retiring and moving to Oregon in 1998, he continued to pursue photography, but with increased dedication. He traveled the towns and countryside of Oregon and the Northwest taking many of the images you see here. In 1999 Tom converted from film to digital media, which opened new photographic possibilities. Today, he continues to expand his digital horizons. His images and cards can be found in South Store (in Scholls, OR), at Mountainside Lavender Farm, the Oregon Heritage Farms, and at Oregon Wine Crafters in Tigard. Tom's images have appeared in Portland's Japanese Garden calendar. His images have also been awarded first place twice in the Oregon Lavender Festival's annual photograph competition (2010 - "Sunrise over Mountainside", & 2012 - "Sunset on the Mountain", both taken at Mountainside Lavender Farm).
Tom is an avid runner, cyclist, traveler and outdoorsman, as is his wife, Terri.
He hopes you enjoy viewing his images as much as he did in creating them.