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









 

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

 

Pastel by Thomas Bomstad

 

Future Days Past by Thomas Bomstad

 

Kansas Country Road by Thomas Bomstad

 

Skipper Date by Thomas Bomstad

 

Yummy by Thomas Bomstad

 

Sprague Lake by Thomas Bomstad

 

Vanishing Point by Thomas Bomstad

 

Splash of No Color by Thomas Bomstad

 

Ripples by Thomas Bomstad

 

Konza Treking by Thomas Bomstad

 

Flint Hills Fire in Monochrome by Thomas Bomstad

 

Castles of Wonder Revisited by Thomas Bomstad

 

Showroom Chebys by Thomas Bomstad

 

Rolling Hills Toned by Thomas Bomstad

 

Rolling Hills by Thomas Bomstad

 

Flint Hills Dusk by Thomas Bomstad

 

Sunset by Thomas Bomstad

 

Flint Hills Vistas by Thomas Bomstad

 

Electric Avenue by Thomas Bomstad

 

Rolling Roads by Thomas Bomstad

 

Hills of Kansas by Thomas Bomstad

 

Character by Thomas Bomstad

 

Looking Back by Thomas Bomstad

 

Mountain Anglers by Thomas Bomstad

 

Sprague Lake Morning by Thomas Bomstad

 

Castles of Wonder by Thomas Bomstad

 

Flint Hills Sunrise by Thomas Bomstad

 

Floating in Space by Thomas Bomstad

 

Down in the Valley by Thomas Bomstad

 

West of The Sierra Nevada by Thomas Bomstad

 

Off the Beaten Path by Thomas Bomstad

 

Mono Lake and the Sierra Nevada by Thomas Bomstad

 

Lake Tahoe in May by Thomas Bomstad

 

Of Solitude and Sand by Thomas Bomstad

 

Klamath River Outlet by Thomas Bomstad

 

Dust Devils of Mono Lake by Thomas Bomstad

 

Beach House by Thomas Bomstad

 

Splash O Color by Thomas Bomstad

 

Into the Unknown by Thomas Bomstad