The Photographic Art of Ron Thompson, Sr.


The Collection:

Black Folks
Inner City Blues


About the Artist





Ron Thompsonís photographic odyssey began years ago when he purchased his first camera from the classifieds for $25. Some of his most creative work was done in a kitchen pantry converted to a darkroom, using tag sale photo enlargers and equipment.  He specialized in black & white photography documenting city life.  Obviously gifted, the self-taught photographer received 14 awards from Scope Magazine and Pine Meadow Photographers. Four of his photos were eligible for print of the year.

His mission is to share his photos with many hoping to inspire some if not all.  Over the years Ron has photographed countless weddings, portraits, portfolios, group events and musical performances.  An avid camera collector, he has models ranging from the 1800's to the present day.

Entering the digital photographic world has allowed this artist to express himself in even more creative ways as depicted in his "Black Folks" collection. His photos take on a new artistic dimension.

Ron is a member of the Pine Meadow Camera Club, International Society of Artists and the Connecticut Autobahn Society.  He has taught "Basic Photography and Dark Room Techniques" for the Neighborhood Incentive Program sponsored by the City of Hartford.

If you ask what his goal is, Ron will reply, "Never to have taken my best photograph."

Ron and his wife reside in Hartford, CT; they have two sons and five grandchildren.

© 2005 Ronald Thompson, Sr.