About the Book
Images of dramatic and/or unusual land-scapes are usually the things that spark my interest in travel to a place away from my home or a foreign land (illustrated by the photograph on the front cover flap), and indeed most of the photographs I return with are of such. But surprisingly enough, the ones that are most compelling and hang out the longest in my archives are those of the people I encountered along the way, especially those who live amidst those dramatic landscapes. I do have a particular style, however, as I prepare to photograph them. I try to photograph them within the context of where I encountered them, and try as much as possible to insure the context is as important to the success of the image as the person himself/herself. The closeup of the eye of an elephant may make for a compelling photograph but I, as the viewer, don't know if the subject was in the wild or in a zoo at the time it was taken. I like elephants too, but my goal is to photograph them within the context of the zoo (that I usually avoid) or the wild.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Jul 12, 2009
- Tags tom bullock, fine art photography, stone circles, south america, anghor wat, easter island, peru, tibet, nepal, faces, countries, eyes, people, travel, photography, world, england, kazakhstan, egypt, lombok, komodo, kosrae, india, maasai, monks, cambodia, ararat, Turkey, tanzania, ausangate, longneck, nemrut, pisac, san, alhambra, spain
PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE • Course work in creative photography at UCLA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, SF Art Institute, Friends of Photography (Carmel, California), Ruth Barnard (San Francisco) • Part-time instructor of landscape, macro and moonlight photography, UC Santa Cruz Extension and West Valley College, 1978 to 1989 • Wedding photographer, 1976 to 1998 RECENT/CURRENT/FUTURE EXHIBITS • 2008 Open Studios Art Tour© Exhibitor, Santa Cruz, California • Exhibit, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, Sep–Oct ’08 • Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County Offices, Mar–May ’09 • Riva Fish House, Municipal Wharf, Mar–May ’09 • Los Gatos Open Juried Show, Apr ’09: First Place Award, Photography • Saratoga Rotary Art Show, May 3rd, 2009 • Santa Cruz Government Center, Jun–Aug ’09 • 2009 Open Studios Art Tour© Exhibitor, Santa Cruz, California PUBLICATIONS • CD-ROM: Stone Circles, A Photographic Tour. Database of 1600 stone circles/rows in the UK • 2006 Calendar: 12 Highest Mountains