West Seattle Cellars September Artist: Thomas Krueger
Growing up in Japan, Thomas discovered his passion for photographyat the young age of eight. His career began on a small Navy newspaper, the Seahawk,covering local sports and events. The Seahawk awarded him a letter ofappreciation for Excellent Photography in 1992. He then embarked on a journey to Seattle in 1994 to attend theArt Institute of Seattle, where he furthered his artistic and technical skills and received his degree in commercial photography.
Thomas developed an innovative and conceptual style, photographinga wide range of subject matter from the abstract avant garde, to hauntingimages of people and nature. His work instills a mood of introspection and self-reflection, andpossesses a sense of wonder that often is lost after childhood. He prefers touse the medium of film, both color and black and white. He enjoys perfecting his craftin the darkroom. He says, “In growing as a fine art photographer, I haveembraced traditional darkroom techniques which I feel one day may become alost art in this world of digital technology. Time spent alone in the darkroomallows me to reflect and connect with my art.” Thomas continues to exhibit hiswork all over Seattle. See more at his website: www.kruegerphotos.com.
And this Thursday, while you enjoy the photography of Thomas Krueger, you can sample wines from Australia, presented by Matt Roberts, of Epicurean Wines. He has selected some of his favorites from his portfolio to share with us that night, from refreshing whites to Shiraz, and all stops in between.