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THOMAS GOLDBLUM

Photographer Thomas Goldblum, whose fantastic story for Vogue Hommes was our first introduction to his work, shares his most cherished shots and approach to image making...

Vogue Hommes

I consider myself a modern pictorial photographer in pursuit of the heritage of the major photographers at the beginning of the 19th century like Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Demachy or Gertrude Käsebier.


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Above: Portrait of Senegalese actor Sy Alassane. Left:
Dapper Dan. Right: The Greatest Magazine, II

In my work I am always looking for something emotional, melancholic, fragile, romantic and humble, sometimes a bit dark, but always in search of beauty and elegance. It's my ambition to capture the perfect harmony between light, ambience and subject within a limited moment; to create a picture or a series of pictures invested in emotional power.


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Vamp Magazine

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The technical part of photography is not very important in my eyes. But despite digital photography and post production, controlling light is still the minimum requirement if you consider yourself a photographer. I switched from film to digital a while ago, and the funny thing is almost every time I show my print portfolio people ask me if I shoot on film. It doesn't matter how you work or what you do, philosophically the most important thing is the goal and not the path. Stop thinking and start looking


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