I have lived on the South Shore my whole life. I dabbled in
photography after graduating from high school in 1969 but never
really took it too seriously. I attended the New England School of Photography in the mid 70’s where I learned darkroom techniques,
studio shooting of products and some basic portrait lighting. I had many
of my photos critiqued and had a fun time while attending that school.
After the fun of school had ended it was time to go to work. I spent the
next 20-plus years working for area printers as an offset
camera/stripper, all film. Until a few years ago the film went away
and digital moved in. At that time I decided to join the rest of the world
and go digital. My darkroom is no more filling the basement with
chemicals and trays. Now it can be found on the computer. My film Nikkormat has been replaced by my Nikon digital. My position of
20 years has been replaced by a computer job. So I find myself
looking to the people at HDP to help me convert my film knowledge
Here are few of my earlier images (film scanned to digital) of the
family growing up, as at the time that was pretty much what I found
myself shooting. I can't recall too many photos of me as I was on the
taking side of the camera.
As you can see from the images below,
family is EVERYTHING to Tom!
I have it on reliable sources that there IS a Tom portrait
in the above collages!
Each month we highlight a club member with a short biography and a few of their photos.
George, Charlie, Chris M., and Ralph
July - Stephanie Spyropoulos
September - Diana Burke
October - Al Bandlow
November - Ron Reynolds
December - Jeff Weinstein
January / February - Mariann Moberg
March - Rick Alvarnaz
April/May - Phil Holt
June - Matt Wood
July - Lynne Lyons
August - Pat Bannerman
September - Rich Reynolds
October - Karen Thompson
November - Jac MacDonald
December - Chris DeLorenzo