About the Book
Svalbard is a small group of islands about midway between Norway and the North Pole. June 2008, my wife Lydia and I embarked on an expedition to this isolated part of the world. For a week, we lived aboard a ship, traveled from island to island, fjord to fjord and experienced awesome scenery in the land where the summer sun never sets. Snow and ice covered mountains, twisty glaciers squeezing down between the mountain peaks, very unique geology and neatly carved icebergs along with polar bear, walrus, and seals all provided an awesome setting. All prints in this book are large, high resolution, double spread panoramic views of the simply amazing land and seascape.
Tom was born in Bozeman, Montana, moved to Amherst, Massachusetts as a child and is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. A professional engineer, Tom has lived in New Jersey since 1976 when he began his career as an Environmental Engineer for the Navy. Tom has traveled extensively for work and pleasure, and has found inspiration for his photography in many diverse and unique places, urban and remote, near and far. Using digital photography, Tom produces beautiful landscape panoramic photographic images. Stitching a series of adjoining photos together, he makes images that provide a huge amount of detail, resolution, color and show great composition. Tom's large prints have been shown in numerous galleries around the country and his Antarctica print titled "Ship on Ice" recently won a world-wide photo competion for the International Association of Panoramic Photographers.