Charles A. Thomas Photography

Both in wilderness and in urban areas, I travel frequently and for extended periods of time; in the past decade I've lived for years each in eastern Europe, the remote North Pacific, home in the United States, and I am currently based out of India. Cameras and film are constant companions.

The natural world, and particularly the wilderness landscape, is my main photographic focus. I have spent summers backpacking and mountaineering in the Sierras, the Central Cascades, and the Talkeetna and Alaska ranges, and still jump at almost any opportunity to spend time outdoors; these trips have solidified my appreciation of being in natural places, as well as admiration for the creatures who inhabit them.

I use a wide variety of photographic equipment, including 4x5 and 8x10 large format cameras, the Hasselblad V system, and Nikon digital for wildlife work.

In addition to publications like The Photo Review, a number of galleries in the past several years have shown my photographs, in exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, throughout Texas, and the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Many of my images are available as prints in limited editions. Prints are made with archival papers that are meant to last hundreds of years or more. I create black and white prints in my traditional wet darkroom on silver chloride and silver chlorobromide fiber-based papers, particularly Adox Lupex, which are developed in Ansco 130. Many of my darkroom prints are toned in selenium and/or gold, for archivability and aesthetics. Each darkroom print is signed and numbered. My color prints are chromogenic, silver-based prints on fully archival papers.

Thanks for viewing my portfolio and please feel free to contact me here.

In addition to this website, you can also follow me on Flickr here and Instagram here.