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’s 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.