Thomas Teich is an award-winning fine art landscape photographer and naturalist born and raised in New York's Hudson Valley. At the age of eighteen Tom began photographing with a 4 x 5 inch view camera that belonged to his great uncle, a talented amateur photographer.
Tom's black and white photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment, record his passion for the beauty of the Northeastern landscape, and express a hope that our natural resources survive man's appetite for destruction. For over thirty years, he has been preserving on film the wild and quiet places of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River. His work also includes the Adirondack Park and coastal Maine, areas equally challenged by population growth.
Tom creates black and white images with large and ultra-large format view cameras. The large format camera captures the elaborate detail and textures that distinguish these landscapes. In 2011, Tom received a prestigious, international Gold Award in the Single Image Competition run by Black & White Magazine, a highly respected journal for collectors of fine photography sold in 50 countries.
Tom hand-prints all of his black and white images, ranging from 8 x 10 inches up to 40 x 60 inches, in a 1,200 square foot darkroom custom built at his home in Greene County, New York. Tom uses classic wet darkroom technology to create gelatin silver prints on fine-art fiber base paper. They are shown in exhibitions and included in private and corporate art collections throughout the U.S.
Tom's color landscapes, also made with large-format cameras, have been featured in exhibitions and on the covers of national and regional magazines and books and in award-winning calendars and films.