My photographs show nature close up: abstracts of natural designs, portraits of flowers and wildlife, the many forms of water, and intimate landscapes. Iā€™m a naturalist; photography goes hand-in-hand with my interest in nature. In recent years, many of my photographs have been abstracts of natural things that emphasize simple or repeating shapes and forms. One ongoing project of mine is photography of ice and ice crystals. The ice that forms on the top of winter streams can have extraordinary flowing or geometric shapes. Frost crystals, seen at high magnification, take a variety of shapes: pipes, hexagonal plates, and fern-like forms. Images of ice can range from rhythmic monochrome abstractions to crystalline decorations of leaves and flowers.

Tom has exhibited at the Concord Art Association (in juried shows from 2009-2015), the Cambridge Art Association (2015), in group shows and juried exhibits at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society (2010-2015), at galleries in Massachusetts Audubon Society sanctuaries, at the Discovery Center at Silvio Conte National Wildlife Refuge, and in private and corporate galleries in Massachusetts. He also leads closeup photography workshops in Costa Rica with nature photographer Greg Basco though Foto Verde Tours and