Thomas Bomstad - Artist Elegant

 
 
 

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Thomas Bomstad

Thomas Bomstad - Artist Elegant

Independence, MO

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My father was a professional Photographer and so picture taking has always been a part of my life. About the time Pop retired, I took up the camera, he gave me his darkroom gear and I off I went, burning rolls and rolls of film. I spent most of my early years (both in life and photography) learning how to do things the wrong way, and then ( I think ) the right way. Those experiences have helped evolve both my inherited talent and influenced my view of Life, the Universe and, well, everything.

Black and White Film Photography is my passion, and while Color has been pushing its way into my life both though both film and digital, B&W FILM will always be my preferred method of visual communication. Film photography requires the photographer to actually have skills beyond the push of a button or mouse. The lack of many colors creates an image that allows the viewer think about the image, to see beyond the obvious, the visual, to get a "feel" for what the picture is trying to communicate to them.

Color, especially Digital color, seems too easy, too "regular" too possible for anyone with any digital camera to get that one-in-a-million shot, while Film offers a way for me to be more connected to the image. Digital image is a "capture" while a film image is a "Photograph". And while this issue will be "arguable" forever, we will see who's images are usable in 50 years - my negatives in plastic or paper sleeves, and digital captures on a disc or hard drive after back-up and back-up, etc.

So I shoot Film for keepers and Digi for the shots that demand speed and color to make it work.

I hope you enjoy my efforts and thanks for stopping by!

Tom









 

Greatest Power on Earth by Thomas Bomstad

 

Tiny Bee by Thomas Bomstad

 

Burlington Northern by Thomas Bomstad

 

Flint Hills on Fire by Thomas Bomstad

 

Bees and Buddy by Thomas Bomstad

 

Convergence by Thomas Bomstad

 

Flowing Water in Infrared by Thomas Bomstad

 

After Harvest by Thomas Bomstad

 

Bridal Veil Falls by Thomas Bomstad

 

Infrared Water Fall by Thomas Bomstad

 

Colorado Water in IR by Thomas Bomstad

 

Aspens Dreams by Thomas Bomstad

 

Colorado Stream in Infrared by Thomas Bomstad

 

Radio Controlled by Thomas Bomstad

 

Lake Isabelle by Thomas Bomstad

 

Out to Pasture by Thomas Bomstad

 

Beach Runners by Thomas Bomstad

 

Yosemite by Thomas Bomstad

 

Mono Lake and the Sierra Nevada II by Thomas Bomstad

 

Missouri Breaks by Thomas Bomstad

 

Window View by Thomas Bomstad

 

The Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge by Thomas Bomstad

 

Butterfly Brunch by Thomas Bomstad

 

Squaw Creek Sunset by Thomas Bomstad

 

Energy Maker by Thomas Bomstad

 

Kansas Sunrise by Thomas Bomstad

 

Monarch by Thomas Bomstad

 

Junk Yard by Thomas Bomstad

 

Rocky Mountain Sunset by Thomas Bomstad

 

Redwoods Rays by Thomas Bomstad

 

Central Colorado by Thomas Bomstad

 

Trail Ridge Road by Thomas Bomstad

 

Pony's by Thomas Bomstad

 

Colorado High Country by Thomas Bomstad

 

KC in the 50's by Thomas Bomstad

 

River Styx by Thomas Bomstad

 

Early Mornings by Thomas Bomstad

 

Landing by Thomas Bomstad

 

Pretty in Black and White by Thomas Bomstad

 

A Redwood Forrest by Thomas Bomstad

 

Prairie Hills to Infinity by Thomas Bomstad

 

The Middle of the Flint Hills by Thomas Bomstad

 

Wirly Gigs by Thomas Bomstad

 

Wind Mills by Thomas Bomstad

 

Falling of Water by Thomas Bomstad

 

Life of the Salesman by Thomas Bomstad

 

Nebraska Moon by Thomas Bomstad

 

Lake Isabelle by Thomas Bomstad