I am working on a series of images that are “The Others”. I think that I am showing imagery that in normal circumstances is something with which we are familiar, but shown in a different light and context; they appear to become something else. What they become is established in part, by the artist in concert with the interpretation of the viewer.

My question to you: what do you see in this image?


About Thomas Bethune

THOMAS ALLEN BETHUNE I have been interested in photography for most of my life. I started taking photographs with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera when I was eight years old. My early subjects were trains and engineered structures as well as landscapes and family portraits. My interests and vision have matured, but the subjects that catch my eye continue to be of the same genre as my earliest visions. A neighbor man had a darkroom, and he showed me the basics of camera operation and darkroom processing. I took courses in art and photography in high school and college. I worked as an apprentice to a commercial wedding and event photographer, and I was in charge of a recreational dark room while I was in the military. As an adult, I earned a bachelor’s degree in photography from Humboldt State University. My experience with film formats included 35mm, 2 ¼”, and 4”x 5”. I exhibited at galleries near my home in Arcata California, and in Santa Fe New Mexico. All my current work is digital. I am scanning many of my legacy negatives and slides. I sometimes process and print the scanned negatives. I often post them on my blog. I process all of my prints with archival media. An award winning fine art photographer living in a redwood forest. BA Photography Director, Redwood Art Association, Eureka CA Co-curator, F Street Foto Gallery, Eureka CA
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3 Responses to THE OTHERS

  1. Maya says:

    I see two creatures, possibly birdlike? The one behind looks as if it is clinging to the back of the one in front, who is reaching back. It looks familial to me.

  2. Leslie Dutra says:

    I am enjoying the introduction to your site, Thomas, after sharing the evening of the super moon with aforementioned friends. The image above is fascinating to me. I see a shrouded figure, human, I believe, in consult with a spy hopping whale…
    Thank you

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