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. Almost all of my landscape photographs are in medium format or large format film. Almost all of my wildlife photographs are digital.

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; most are in limited editions of 25 or less. Prints are made with archival, fiber based papers that are meant to last hundreds of years or more. My color prints are silver-based, chromogenic prints, which fully replicate the vibrancy and contrast of the transparency films that I use.

Many of my black and white photographs are contact printed in my traditional wet darkroom on silver chloride and silver chlorobromide papers, which are typically developed in Ansco 130, a wonderful and unconventional paper developer.

Each print is signed and numbered on the reverse.

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.