“The artwork that Thomas Dodd creates is visionary in scope and dualistic in nature. Light and darkness, life and death, and beauty and horror exist side by side in his creations. Mythological and religious themes abound in his work; sometimes with a twisted tongue-in-cheek approach, and at others reverently paying homage to the Old Master traditions that influence his vision.
Although his artwork resembles paintings, it is actually in the realm of photography, but Dodd’s creations are much more than mere manipulated photos. There is an overall cohesiveness and attention to textures that one does not usually find in most digital art. His images have an organic feel that never looks assembled or computer-generated and he shuns the commonly used digital ‘’cut and paste’’ cliches, preferring instead to asemble his scenery, costumes, and models at the time of principal photography. There are many layers to Dodd’s work and his pieces can yield new interpretations upon multiple viewings. His symbolic and psychological approach to art is a truly unique and multi-faceted vision…” (Dark Beauty Magazine)

  • Joined: January 2008

Journal

An Interview with Thomas Dodd - People & Portraiture Group

Our Artist of the Month for April 2008 is Thomas Dodd / I chose Thomas because he struck me as a skilled and multi-faceted artist. We have lots of great portraitists in the group, don’t get me wrong… It’s just that not many of them are as well-versed in two such demanding crafts as manipulation and photography. Not everyone can pull off the emotional response from viewers that his art elicits …
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My Entry in the Photoshop Masters group - Thomas Dodd

1: Tell me something about the image .. / “Beyond "is a portrait of Halley Mallison who is definitely my favorite model to work with . In addition to having a flair for the dramatic, she is also a costume designer who always shows up for shoots with multiple period dresses that she has designed . This picture was shot late at night on an abandoned bandstand in downtown Decatur Georgia…
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