Digital Photography archival print

11" x 14"


Tom discusses photographing the abstract in the every day


I have been “doing photography” since I was a child. It has taken on a special

significance in my life since retirement from the IT industry nearly a decade ago. As the work I am submitting for this exhibition illustrates, I have a developing interest in

abstraction, which I achieve by photographing commonplace scenes and then, in

software, removing detail, adding distortion, interposing unexpected elements or other techniques.


I photograph to remember, to know and love the world, to express the inexpressible.

Photography, for me, is not a business, profession or hobby—it is an obsession. To borrow the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Many [people] go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.”

"Bluestone III" Tom Hackett


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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