"Photography has been with me ever since. Degrees of intensity have varied; a few classes at art center in Pasadena, where I learned staged photography, setting up lights 'just so' and objects placed 'just so', was not for me... To periods of being in awe of nature's design and patterns humbles me as I try desperately to capture even a glimpse of the magnitude before me."A technical note: I strive to share the scene I saw, unaltered, with the viewer. Therefore, I do not use filters to alter colors, I do not manipulate the image in the darkroom, and I do not even crop the view from what I saw through my lens. What you see is what I saw.
"Some photographers and some viewers believe photos can only be art if the image is black and white. I take color pictures for the same reason I have a color television and not a black and white one; but that is my path today... tomorrow?
I do hope one of my photos captures your attention, even briefly."
For more of Tom Eckles' work, visit his web site at http://www.tom.eckles.com