August at the Chelmsford Library

Photographs by Thomas Beales
Reception: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
6-8 p.m.

I first became interested in photography after graduating from high school and joining the Navy to see the world. My interest continued through college where I was the photo editor of the school newspaper. After college marriage and a son caused photography to take the back burner.
Three or four years ago I picked up a small point and shoot digital camera, and the passion was immediately back. In short order , I upgraded to a digital SLR so I would have more freedom to control the photographic process. Recently I purchased a medium format Mamiya RB-67 Pro film camera which is bringing me back full circle.

Artist Statement:
In this show I’ve tried to capture some of the beauty that can be found in unexpected places. The images are from North Carolina, New Jersey, Lawrence, Cape Cod, and my own backyard, which goes to show that beauty is everywhere, even sometimes in our own backyards. It’s just a question of being able to see and appreciate it.

If you are interested in purchasing any works by Thomas Beales please contact him directly at 978-808-1488,
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