Thomas Dean, Farmington Hills Member Since April 2018 Artist Statement Thomas Dean was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He moved to the United States with his family when he was 3 ½ years old.
Thomas graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Communications.
Thomas entered the telecommunications industry as a salesperson and went on to become a Senior Director of Data Product Management and Development for a major telecommunications company.
Thomas turned to photography and writing as a creative outlet. He soon found that photography was far more than snapping a picture. Photography became a way to communicate his emotional response to the subjects he photographed.
Thomas Dean’s work can be found on his website www.thomasdeanimages.com
Who can say when a photograph stops being a “snapshot” and becomes an artistic expression? When I create an image, I go beyond simple documentation. I spend time gaining an understanding of the subject and its place in this world. I work very hard to capture the inner “sense” of what I see and what I feel as I stand in front of the subject to make the image.
-How do I respond to it emotionally? -How does the subject fit into its environment? -What does the subject convey to me?
I strive to answer these questions when I make the final image. The ultimate goal for my images is to have the viewer experience what I experienced when I created the image.