Kevin Thom - Hamilton, Toronto, Ontario Photographer

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Mountain-Man-Headshot
Photo © Kevin Thom
Mountain-Man-Headshot
Ron here wanted me to play up his grizzled mountain-man image for his acting headshots. This is slightly more dramatic than the normal headshot, but I think headshots should highlight an actor's strongest features. In this case, Ron effectively expressed this eccentric, wild character for my camera.

For more information on headshot photography packages, see my headshots page.

First Trimester
Photo © Kevin Thom
First Trimester
Pregnancy is a uniquely special time in a woman's life. It's my goal to capture the beautiful changes that occur, both physically and emotionally.

To see more of my pregnancy imagery, have a look at the pregnancy photography gallery in my full portfolio.

Kung F-U
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Kung F-U
I've got strong ties to the improv and comedy community in Canada and the US. Working with comedians is always a blast. Not only are they funny, but they're a creative bunch, and there is never any problem establishing a synergy to come up with images that jump off the page.

To see some of the other fun people I've photographed, see the performers gallery in my full portfolio.

Headshot
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Headshot
A good deal of my time is spent creating headshots for actors and business people. An actor's headshot is like a business card. But more than that, it must instantly convey that actor's personality and character. It must seize the viewer's attention.

At the same time, it can not deviate too far from the standard headshot composition that is designed to show the basics of someone's appearance. For this reason, it's always my goal to create headshots that are like visual resumes: they should convey a person's extraordinary attributes as succinctly as possible.

To learn more about acting headshots and corporate headshots, see my headshot page.
Incisive Action
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Incisive Action
Max Boateng shows us how to use a sword in this photo, meant to show off his versatility as a performer.

To see more photos, check out my full portfolio.

Solitaire
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Solitaire
To me it's not enough to just take a pretty picture. There are lots of pretty pictures out there. I want my photos to speak to the viewer, to say something more than what appears on the surface. I want you to feel rewarded looking at my photos if you're willing to dig through some subtext.

That being said, I don't shy away from trying to make the photo as beautiful as I know how.

You can see more photos like this one in the glamour section of my full portfolio.
Paris Dawn
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Paris Dawn
A lot of times, people ask me why I photograph famous things, when there is lots of other relatively unknown subject matter worth photographing. In a way, I agree, and try to photograph these things too, but I also believe that just because something is beautiful and famous doesn't mean that it doesn't deserve to be photographed. In fact, I think these famous sites are the supermodels of architecture. I'd be a fool to go to Paris, and not photograph the Eiffel Tower, just as I'd be a fool to turn down the opportunity to photograph Gisele Bundchen, for instance.

My approach instead is to try to find a new way to photograph these famous subjects. For instance, in this photo, I arrived at the Eiffel Tower at about 6:30am, long before the throngs of tourists arrived. I wanted to get the most interesting light, and as little human interference as possible. It was an awe-inspiring place at that hour. Only cleaning crews, some armed guards, and the occassional jogger were there to keep me company. I hope I was able to capture that feeling.

You can see more of my travel photography in the People and Places section of my full portfolio.

National Grand Theater - Beijing
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National Grand Theater - Beijing
This is the stunning National Grand Theater in Beijing, China. Its nickname is "The Egg" for obvious reasons. Its futuristic design made it appear like an interstellar spacecraft, so that's how I attempted to make it look in my capture of it.

You can see more of my travel photography in the People and Places section of my full portfolio.

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Photo © Kevin Thom
Art Gallery of Hamilton
I've been many places, shooting many wonderful things, but sometimes you don't have to go very far to find beauty. This is the new facade for the Art Gallery of Hamilton, in my very own hometown, Hamilton, Ontario. The AGH sign has since broken off and fallen into the street, so I'm glad I got it while it was still in place. I'm also glad I wasn't there when it happened!

I've spent quite a lot of time taking photos in Hamilton. If you want to see more Hamilton, Ontario photography, check out the Hamilton gallery in my full portfolio.

Mountain-Man-Headshot First Trimester Kung F-U Headshot Incisive Action Solitaire Paris Dawn National Grand Theater - Beijing Art Gallery of Hamilton
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