Tom Bernsten

Rapture

Rapture
Gelatin Silver Photograph, 11 x 14, Edition of 30, $800

You and I

You and I
Gelatin Silver Photograph, 14 x 11, Edition of 30, $800

Three Friends

Three Friends
Gelatin Silver Photograph, 11 x 14, Edition of 30, $800

Spooning

Spooning
Gelatin Silver Photograph, 11 x 14, Edition of #0, $800

Page of Hearts

Page of Hearts
Gelatin Silver Photograph, 14 x 11, Edition of 30, $800

Turning Point

Turning Point
Gelatin Silver Photograph, 14 x 11, Edition of 30, $800

Narcissus

Narcissus
Gelatin Silver Photograph, 11 x 14, Edition of 30, $800

Dancing Leaves Group

Dancing Leaves Group

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Artist Statement

Thomas Berntsen is an emerging artist who is committed to creating photographs that touch the heart, elicit emotion, and celebrate beauty. Dancing Leaves is a labor of love and an artistic life statement. Tom shoots his photographs in his Connecticut barn. He lives in a farmhouse with his leaves and two cats … and really is as joyful and emotive as his photographs.

Dancing Leaves is a photographic study of motion and posture. The photographs are pure black and white images shot with a traditional 4×5 view camera. Their essence lies in the magic and wonder of nature‚Äôs elegance. The viewer is charmed into seeing beyond the obvious form and to sense a spirit awakened through posture, light and tone. The images capture a new state of being, a portal through which the subjects are free to stretch, pose, and dance.