Thom Rouse began his career as a portrait and wedding photographer in 1994. Based near Chicago, he now divides his time between commercial, fine art and commissioned fine art images with his clients as the central subject of his pieces. His conceptual fine art images utilize real world photographs blended and manipulated to create an alternative to real world perception. Thom also lectures and teaches workshops on topics ranging from Photoshop as an artist’s tool, visual literacy and lighting and posing for figure studies.
Thom holds the PPA Master of Photography degree, the Award of Excellence, the Master of Electronic Imaging degree, and the Photographic Craftsman degree. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Photographers and a member of the Society XXV. He has 58 PPA loan Collection images and has won the ASP Gold Medallion twice. He has received five Diamond, four Platinum and two Gold Photographer of the year awards. He has received the Kodak Elite award, the Canon Par Excellence Select Award as well as numerous Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece awards. Thom’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe.
Thom Rouse M.Photog.MEI.Cr., F-ASP
Christie Stockstill is an Austin, Texas based artist specializing in family journalism, creative portraiture and fine art photography. She has worked as a portrait photographer since she stopped teaching high school in 2008. She is married to a very understanding man, who often finds himself in front of her camera, and she has two young boys, who, not always as willingly, find themselves in front of her camera.
She does quite a bit of portrait work, and her portrait work has grown into her fine art work. Christie’s photographs are often quiet and organic, mysterious and earthy, but may also be full of energy and fantasy, playfulness and humor. Whatever the case, she wants her photographs to provoke a visceral reaction - to cause the viewer to smile, laugh, swear, tear up, gasp, or forget to breathe.