In terms of beauty and art, Teich’s work can be compared with the paintings of the great Canadian naturalist, Robert Bateman and John Cody’s exquisite watercolors of Saturnid moths. For Teich’s photographic technique, one would have to go to John Sexton and William Clift. Teich’s eye for subject and instinct for composition is outstanding.
— John Paul Keeler

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.

Black & White Special Issue, No. 80 (2011)

Black & White Special Issue, No. 80 (2011)

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.

"Dark Ocean, Boulder, Maine"    —winner of Black & White Magazine's Gold Award in the Single Image Competition, 2011

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.

 
I have sought to examine and carefully balance the microcosmic and macrocosmic aspects of my environment. Western American landscape photography so often presents the large-scale view, a natural reaction to the grandeur of the subject. In my work I have tried to find harmony, to interpret and convey the feeling of our close, intimate landscape in the East without diminishing its own special grandeur.
— Thomas Teich