Thomas J Shinn, Above the grass and below the sky... Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement I have just graduated from university with a degree in History, including History of Photography, and Film. Much of my free time over the last 4 years has been spent exploring photographic and cinematographic imagery; it has been my pastime and my passion. I helped run the photographic society at the university and have spent many days under the red glow of darkroom lights developing prints.
I joined the world of digital photography earlier this year, greatly appreciating the flexibility and creative control it allows. The freedom to endlessly experiment has continued to heighten my awareness of the potentially countless thought provoking and striking images we wade through each day. My portfolio contains but a handful of the moments that I have been witness to over these last few years.
I hope that I might be able to begin to fund my creative adventures in photography using the images I have captured and continue to experiment with digital imagery. I never tire of the hunt for the allusive perfect angle or a suitably affecting composition and hope to be able to add to this collection.
Please feel free to ask any questions you have about my images or to send me any requests for photos found on flickr. Suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated.
So here are just a handful of the images I have created over the last year or so. If you can't find what you're looking for in this gallery or would like to see more of my work please visit my Flickr site and request any of the images you see there.