Kevin Thom - Hamilton, Toronto, Ontario Photographer

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Canada
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Canada's Fall Colours
All Canadian photographers seem to have a maple leaf photo in their portfolios. I have a lot of them. This particular image was stuck in my head for days until I finally got a moment to collect the perfect leaves to make it happen.
Christine - Leaping
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Christine - Leaping
I shot this joyful photo for Christine's modeling portfolio. She's new to modeling, and needed some eye-catching photos to get her started as she shopped around with the agencies. I think it's great to show a model's special skills or talents, and dancing is definitely one of Christine's. We shot this in my studio, which I've equipped to deal with many different kinds of photos, including ones in which the model defies gravity!

To see more, check out my page about starting a modeling 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.

Phipps Desserts
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Phipps Desserts
I shot hundreds of tempting cakes and tarts for Phipps Desserts. I love focusing on the textures and colors of beautifully and artistically prepared food. Please contact me for a quote on commercial photography.
Eve - Evanesce
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Eve - Evanesce
This photo was taken as part of my Femme Elemental series, but can stand as an example of the type of portrait I love to take: one that condenses someone's essence to fit within the four walls of a photograph's frame.

To see more of my portrait photography, have a look at the portraits section of my full portfolio.

First Trimester
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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.

Jenni Elemental
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Jenni Elemental
Here's a spontaneous portrait of my close friend and collaborator, fellow photographer Jenni Tapanila. You might know her as suzi9mm. She's a terrific talent, and one of my favorite people in the world. I shot this photo after she'd just finished doing a shoot in my studio. I grabbed another friend's wooly hat and glasses, and put them on her, then snapped this photo. I only took one, but I like how it turned out. Sometimes one is all it takes.

For more portraits, check out the Portraits section in my full portfolio.

Crazy Eights
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Crazy Eights
I shot this photo to promote an improv show called Crazy Eights.

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

Patong Beach Soccer
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Patong Beach Soccer
I took this photo in mid-February, 2005, in the south of Thailand, on a beach that had been hit hard by the tsunami just two months before. The destruction left by the giant wave had been largely repaired, and the beach was looking cleaner and better than it had in a decade, according to the locals. However, the tourists, upon whom the community relies for its survival, were staying away. For the local hospitality workers, there was nothing to do but to play soccer on the beach, which they did with great joy. It was inspiring to watch these people live in the moment and work through the tragedy one second at a time.

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

Canada Christine - Leaping Paris Dawn Phipps Desserts Eve - Evanesce First Trimester Jenni Elemental Crazy Eights Patong Beach Soccer
reshuffle and redeal photos by kevin thom These nine photos are just a small sample. Shuffle and deal again to see some more. You can also see my full portfolio for more photos.