Thom Adorney

Thom Adorney

My photographic subjects and styles vary greatly – landscape and nature, musicians and events, abstracts, and portraits. “Celebrating the Extraordinary Within” is a theme throughout. Whether I’m looking at the smallest elements in nature, grand seascapes, or the creative spark of a human being, I aim to bring those subtleties to the surface. Photographing is often a meditative process. It takes planning to be in the right place at the right time, but then it’s a matter of letting go, being poised and open to what is around you. My images are often about observing the unobserved in those things that we walk by. There are incredible stories going on – we simply have to slow down to witness them.

I work as a freelance photographer and teacher in Beverly. My commercial clients include Beverly Bootstraps, The Cabot Theater, Endicott College, and Footprint Power. I also serve as the photography editor for The Prem Rawat Foundation, refining images from photographers around the world.  My images have won numerous awards, been used on CD covers, websites, and in magazines, and the Newburyport Art Association has honored me as a Master Artist. I have exhibited my work at several galleries, including the Griffin Museum of Photography, Porter Mill, and Gallery 62.

Giving back to the community has always been important to me, and I enjoy volunteering as a  house photographer for The Cabot Theater and for several non-profits on the North Shore. As a former classroom teacher of 25 years, I now channel those skills into teaching photography and Adobe Lightroom in small classes and private sessions. Please contact me if you are interested in lessons or workshops.

MY WORK