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About Tom Jamison

Based in Denver, and covering Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs.

I’ve been photographing people for more than 30 years.  I bought my first serious camera in college - a Nikon FE2.  I still cherish that camera today (a little like Paul McCartney and his violin bass).  In college photography classes, I tried to be all artsy-fartsy, doing still-life, architecture, and street photography.  What I really enjoyed though, was people, and their expressions and emotions.  One of my favorite, was one that I took of my college roommate, as he pretended to eat the microphone at our campus radio station.  Ah, those were the days!  I’ve been dedicated to people photography ever since!  

For the past couple of years, I’ve been mentoring under New York City's top headshot photographer, Peter Hurley.  When I became aware of his photography, something just clicked.  I was immediately drawn to the clean, simple style, and it became my inspiration to focus 100% on headshot photography.  I love joking with people, and putting them at ease in front of the camera.  Really connecting with them is the key to a great shot.  Nothing is better after a shoot, than hearing them say something like, “Wow, I never knew I could look that good!”.  Like Peter, I now find myself noticing people's faces wherever I go, and wondering how I would photograph them.  

Colorado is my home, and I’m sure it always will be.  Love it.  I also love music.  I’m a Beatles, U2, and Pink Floyd fan; but then, I’m also enticed by a warm summer evening at Red Rocks with Sarah McLachlan.  

It’s all so simple - no one believes me... you strike a pose, then you light it.
Then you clown around and get some action in the expressions. Then, you shoot.
— George Hurrell