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
Ron is a
member of the Pine Meadow
Society of Artists and the
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.