“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else.” — Georgia O’Keefe
“Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” — Amy Lowell
These quotations are not from photographers, but from a painter and a poet. Tom Hennessy is influenced by writers, poets, and painters in his approach to photography, and he especially loves the work of Georgia O’Keefe. Tom wants to capture the beauty of the natural world his photos; he wants to show the details that are overlooked in daily life. It is common to see flowers in a garden, and there is much to admire in a well planned garden. But, to Tom, the essence is often in the details of individual flowers: the slowly opening petals of a rose, the colors and flair of a calla lily blossom, dewdrops on the petals of a dahlia. These image details excite Tom to make his photographs, and he wants you to see them and experience them as well.
Tom studied photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the late 1970s. He has focused on digital photography for the past 5 years.
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