Tom Jelen, Village of Lakewood Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Born 1951 on the northwest side of Chicago. My father and his two brothers were printers for Donnelly and Sons, formerly known as The Lakeside Press. The company was known for its rotogravure, typeset , litho and large offset printing publications, e.g., Look, Life, and National Geographic. We had our own dark room/lab at home, and I processed and printed my own film at an early age. My father also shot a good deal of Kodachrome; consequently, so did I. I started with a 120 roll film camera and still shoot roll film today with two 6x17cm cameras and a 6x12cm rotating lens camera. I also shoot digital, often side by side, and digitize all my film with an Imacon. I am currently represented by Panoramic Images of Evanston, Illinois, U. S. A.
I am also well traveled and would like to keep traveling for as long as I can.
Member American Society of Media Photographers, Inc -
International VR Photography Association -
International Association of Panoramic Photographers