As a native New Yorker, with over thirty years of photographic experience, Tom started his career photographing magazine assignments in New York, and later transferring his talents into one of his passions, sports photography. During the late 80’s into the 90’s, He covered assignments on the NFL, Major League Baseball and US Olympic sporting events.
By the mid 90’s, He moved into the commercial world of advertising, photographing and producing corporate assignments for Wall Street firms.
Today, Tom is well known in the corporate world on Wall Street, photographing and producing assignments for financial firms in the US and abroad.
In the early 90’s, Tom embarked on a personal journey with the National Endowment for the Arts, photographing National Heritage Fellows.
The National Heritage Fellowship program recognizes our nations folk and traditional artist, and is the highest honor given by our federal government.
For the past 25 years, Tom has crisscrossed the country photographing and documenting these cultural icons of the American landscape. Traveling into the small-town notches of America, photographing the storyteller sitting on his front porch deep in the Appalachian Mountains, the Cowboy poet on his ranch on the big island of Hawaii to Tlingit Alaska Native Woodcarver/Metalsmith/Dancer, 1995 NEA National Heritage Fellow, Nathan Jackson from Ketchikan, AK.
Tom’s, Photographic Portraits of the National Heritage Fellows and Portraits of Jazz Masters in America can be viewed on the National Endowment for the Arts website by going to NEA.gov/lifetime honors.
The scope of Tom’s work has crossed over the boundaries into other cultural affiliations such as the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution. His photographic Portrait National Heritage Fellow. Chesley Goseyun Wilson is on permanent display and can be viewed at the Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC.