Remembering the 80’s and the wonderful freedom I felt. Probably too many smokes and too many blokes but I would not trade it for the next two decades of grinding work. I was finally a teenager at 40 and I relished it as long as I could.
Collaboration with Mark Prouse
Contax RTS
50mm 1.2 lens
PanX film

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  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 1 year ago

    thumbs UP

  • Thank so much. It is a thrill when someone likes things that I consider important work.

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • I hope you are not old enough to remember those waning hippie days. Thanks for the thumbs up, Tom

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • Mary Ellen Garcia
    Mary Ellen Garciaover 1 year ago

    Rough & Raw! Love it!

  • Thank you so much. I loved these shoots. I am glad that you like this too.

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • Lou-Garew
    Lou-Garewover 1 year ago

    Love the roughness of the building and the defiance of the man…a striking piece of work!

  • Thank you, Lou. This belongs to a rather large series that was shown as a group. A little unnerving since the photos are mostly of me.

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 1 year ago

    Superbe portrait Thomas, love, xxo

  • Isn’t it amazing that I could look that way. Oh for youth (well comparative youth, I was forty). Thanks for the positive comment, Tom.

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • Maraia
    Maraiaover 1 year ago

    Amazing portrait and atmosphere!

  • Thank you so much, Tom

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 1 year ago

    Oh contraire Thom…..I am that old :-( LOL I really do like your work

  • And, i like that you do…and..I would never know.

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 1 year ago


    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    FEBRUARY 23, 2013

  • Deborah, you constantly amaze and flatter me. The pieces that you choose to favorite or feature are so often pieces that I consider important. Thank you for your support and appreciation.

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago


    Please Click the banner to congratulate your Fellow Artists
    on your PERMANENT FEATURE PAGE !

  • Thank you so much for this feature. I am really surprised and really pleased.

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • Natasha  Perova
    Natasha Perovaover 1 year ago

    magicallyexcellentwork !!!

  • So glad you like this Natasha. It is from a series I am revisiting after 30+ years. The negatives are in terrible shape so it results in some interesting images or in using pieces in new images. Your comment is encouraging. Thank you, Tom

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • iamelmana
    iamelmanaover 1 year ago

    Hauntingly beautiful !!

  • Thank you. I am still working on this series 30 years later.

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

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