It continues with portraits, edgy light and restless creative energy. And praise from clients and national advertisements featuring his work. He often logs over 20,000 roadtrip miles a year creating images. Not to mention airplanes. He loves espresso, grunge bands and desert sunsets. And exploring light.
When you don't catch Tom on the phone chances are you will get Cree, his wife, who manages the office, produces shoots and pulls stock submissions. She holds down the fort when Tom is on the road.
Tom produces images for a variety of editorial, commercial and advertising clients. One day you might find him photographing a fighter pilot for a trade magazine, the next day photographing ice climbers for a national ad campaign. Recently he photographed the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska for a tourism bureau.
"I've spent a lot of time in cold places from Antarctica to the Arctic, but waiting in a snowbank at 30 below zero gets a little chilly. But then you see these mushers and their dogs racing across the frozen landscape. You forget about the cold, grab your camera and start shooting. It is a Jack London moment, a beautiful, timeless scene...”
FROM DREAMS TO REALITY
"I was laughing uncontrollably on the first pass. Just watching the ELC Pro HD going off at 10 frames a second was better than any college disco moment I could remember!" - Tom Bol
VINTAGE CAR SHOOT
"Start simple. Go big. This is my lighting mantra I repeat every time I go to a shoot." - Tom Bol
ACTION WEDDING WITH THE ELB 400
A cliffside wedding with the Elinchrom ELB 400. Renowned adventure photographer Tom Bol took the ELB 400 on location to photograph a cliffside wedding.