Thomas Dodd is an Atlanta/Nashville-based photographer and digital artist whose work blurs the lines between photography and classical art. His photographic images seamlessly blend the worlds of fantasy and surrealism and have been featured in magazines, on book covers, and in art galleries around the world.
"I have always been fascinated with the inner being, the hidden forces that propel us through life and which have been codified and represented in countless cultures through myths and legends. My portraits seek to reveal these hidden forces using primarily the representation of the feminine form and also through referencing the look and feel of classic art from the Symbolist and PreRaphaelite eras.
The method I use in my work is something I call "Painting With Photography"
Through a technique called masking that I employ in photo-editing software, I stack, layer and blend different photos together to create a final image that looks much more like an oil painting than a photograph. When the image is printed, I often mount it on wood panels and then paint over the print with finishing gel or beeswax - this is a method called photo encaustic painting and it gives a tangible real texture on top of the photographed ones.
I view my work as an organic composite of elements and always strive for the end result to be both beautiful and thought-provoking." - Thomas Dodd