Tom Chambers, “To The Edge”

July 29, 2015 to August 28, 2015

Photographer Tom Chambers has a new body of work, To the Edge, inspired by the austere and striking landscape of Iceland. The rolling green hills, moody skies, rocky vistas, the flora and fauna of a country that has inspired photographers for decades set the stage for Tom’s constructed images. He adds text from Allen Chamberlain’s Iceland poetry to create painterly and metaphoric constructions that speak to nature, memory, and possibility.
Tom was raised in the Amish farm country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Tom completed a B.F.A. in 1985 from The Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida majoring in graphic design with an emphasis in photography. Since 1998 Tom has created photomontage images for sharing intriguing unspoken stories, all of which reflect his worldview and elicit a range of feelings in the viewer. Tom exhibits his photography both nationally and internationally.
Tom has received fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Tom’s photography is held in the collections of the National Museum of Photography, Bogotá, Colombia; California Sate Polytechnic University; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; Santa Fe Museum of Art, NM; Museum of Realist Art, Boston; Sir Richard Branson, personal collection; and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Entropic Kingdom, containing images from five series, was published by Modernbook Editions in 2012. Recently, Tom has completed two new series, “Illumination” and “Animal Visions”. ~ LenScratch Aline Smithson