Thom Gourley

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Thom Gourley

Biography

I am a fine art and stock photographer living in Utah. My photographic interests include still life, close-up, and landscape, which are the basis for my stock photo work.

I also shoot local theatre assignments and headshots so that I will still remember what people look like. :)

You can see a full range of my work at my website:
http://www.thomgourley.com/

about me

Any special artistic influences?
I mostly draw my inspiration from fine art painters of all styles: Impressionism, Dada, Surrealism, and Abstract expressionism. My wife and I collect folk art from a variety of cultures.
What is the best photographic advice that you have ever received?
One in particular stands out in my mind. With every frame I shoot I hear the voice of Jay Maisel saying: "You are responsible for every square millimeter of the frame."<br /><br />This advice has helped me establish an economy of sorts in the visual content of my images. If something isn't contributing to the image, it shouldn't be in the frame.
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be?
I left a high-paying job in information technology to become a professional photographer, mostly because I was miserable for not being able to spend time with my true passions in life - photography and art. And now, this is the only life for me. If for some reason I can no longer be a photographer, I will move to a Buddhist monastery and become a recluse.

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