Cole Thompson


2009-6-25 Lone Man No 20 - Final 7-1-2009 550

2008-12-10 Death Valley Dune - Final 12-22-2008 550

2008-5-22 Lone Man No 18, La Jolla Children's Pool - Final 9-1-2008 550

2008-9-14 Lone Man No 6, Oregon - Final 9-30-2008 550

2008-7-26 Harbinger No 1 - Final 1-17-2009 550

2008-9-14 Monolith No 1 - 550

2008-5-10 Auschwitz No 13 - 550

2008-5-10 Auschwitz No 3 - Final 8-11-2008 550

2005-2-25 Flaming Dahlia Final 8-8-2007 550

2006-8-21 Clouds - 800

 

Artist’s Statement

At 14 years of age, I knew that I was destined to be a fine art photographer. While living in Rochester, NY, I stumbled across an old building associated with George Eastman, which led to my reading of his biography. Before I even completed the book, I knew that I was going to be a photographer and for the next 10 years, photography was my complete existence. If I wasn’t taking pictures or in the darkroom, I would spend countless hours looking at every book and image I could find. There was nothing in my life except photography.

Even at this early age I found myself drawn to a particular style of image, one that would literally cause a physical reaction in me. They were dark images created by Adams, Weston, Bullock and others. I knew that I was destined to create such images.

I am often asked, “Why black and white?” I think it’s because I grew up in a black-and-white world. Television, movies and the news were all in black and white. My heroes were in black and white and even the nation was segregated into black and white. My images are an extension of the world in which I grew up . . .For me color records the image, but black and white captures the feelings that lie beneath the surface.

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  • These images are so mesmerizing. Great find.

  • These images are so mesmerizing. Great find.

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  • KC

    Stunning images! And very well said: “For me color records the image, but black and white captures the feelings that lie beneath the surface.” Even though color photographs are very pleasing to the eye, black & white photos rely solely on the feeling and emotions of the subjects.

  • Stunning photographs ! Can’t get my eyes of Your work !