Before I forget —(blush) actually I DID forget—to also show one more amazing 1876 painting of Hans Makart, The Nile Hunt of Cleopatra, I'm posting it now, better late than never. Maybe you've seen it on the web or in a book, but for those who haven't . . .
I am posting these images with a non-profit and educational 'fair use' motive, regarding respective copyrights. Anyone downloading and using these images for any commercial use would be in violation of respective copyrights, and does not have my approval for such use.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, as I don't limit myself in the process of how an image is made. Images are my life.