Born in 1971, Thomas Shea is a self taught photographer born in Bountiful, Utah in the United States. Tom began his life of art in drawing at an early age leading him to study art and art history throughout his schooling. After some successful gallery exhibitions of his artwork, his long time passion for photography and video came to the forefront and he purchased his first camera in 2011.
In 2015 Tom was a finalist nominated for artist of the year at the Shorty Awards for his creative video work.
Much of my work is the result of too much energy and an obsessive compulsion to observing the world. I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder in 2008 and photography has become a successful therapy and a great passion. Like me, my images are an extension of how I view a broken though beautiful world. I look for the complexity and simplicity in nature as well as the people around us. I believe every one and every thing can be seen with two eyes, one of offense and one of delight. I like to delight.
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