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Thomas Krueger

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The Art Institute of Seattle, 1996, Associate of Applied Arts

photography, traditional, modern, abstract, Thomas Krueger surrealism, Photographer, film, gelatin silver lith print photography realism

Artist Statement

Photography opened up a new world to me when I was in grade school.  I always had a difficult time communicating in words what I was thinking or feeling.  With photography, I was able to give people a visual insight to my world. 

Once I began this journey of learning, a whole new magical world opened up to me.  I began acquiring a love for the full creative process.  It gave me a feeling of accomplishment in a world I felt I could have never measured up to.  The hunt for subject matter, that is not the standard, stimulates my creativity.  I prefer to stay clear of producing clichéd imagery by not allowing the latest trends to influence my style of photography.  I use my eye to transcend the perception of human consciousness by challenging my imagination to accept the surreal, in essence allowing myself to create unexpected and thought provoking work.

My photography is a way to visually reveal what truly lies within the refuse of the world. I expose the hidden beauty of objects and places that have been discarded and forgotten and illustrate that order still exists amongst chaos. I instill layers of meaning in my work. Where a quick judgment of human abandonment is seen in my images, further study reveals hope tempering the isolation.  I typically scout my subjects in destinations others avoid.  I seek out barren lands and ruins.  Inevitably I find humanity traced amongst destitution.  It is an archaeological pursuit for remnants of the human soul as it holds onto life in its indigent state.  I shed light and ingratiate that which has been discarded and I reveal in my lens's ability to reveal the magnificence in what others deem as insignificant.


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