One of the very best gifts you can give or receive this holiday season can not be left to the last minute. Portraits that capture the personality of your loved ones are priceless. But few photographers possess the talent to produce heirloom-quality images worthy of displaying over your mantel. Barrington’s own Thomas Balsamo is the answer. He’s an artist in our own backyard who creates and captures moments in time worth remembering forever.
Thomas Balsamo’s photography speaks for itself. With his work it is clear that the man behind the lens has achieved a mastery of his craft that you won’t find in your high volume photo shop. He invites clients into his home studio for a truly custom portrait experience and images your family will treasure.
“My whole thing is capturing the essence of people on camera.”
We’ll explain how Thomas captures that “essence” in just a minute, but first, we’re excited to introduce Portraits by Thomas Balsamo as the newest member of the Barrington Online Marketplace here at 365Barrington.com. Here’s a quick look at how the Marketplace works…
On Mondays each week, we’ll be introducing you to the latest members of our marketplace and they’ll be featured in our email we send weekly on Tuesdays to people who’ve signed up for our newsletter, The 365 Barrington Buzz. If you’d like to receive those emails, which will also include information about upcoming events, we’d be happy to add you to our list of subscribers. Just enter your email here and click “Submit”.
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You’ll find the new community resource at 365Barrington.com/Marketplace. To have your business, organization, home or event featured in the new Marketplace,visit 365Barrington.com/Advertise for more information or call Liz at 847-691-3150.
Now back to Thomas Balsamo and what he means when he says, “My whole thing is capturing the essence of people on camera.” Thomas summarizes his technique with a quick explanation of two types of portraiture. “A lot of what you see is physical record portraiture, like what you looked like in 2012. My truest passion has been the interpretive style of portraiture, which is a more accurate interpretation of the individual rather than a mere physical record.”
When I asked Thomas how he creates that emotional element found in so many of his images, he told me it often comes down to our eyes. “The eyes are the window to the soul and lighting is really important…”…