The founding of the United States is a fascinating era of history, and two of the more fascinating players are Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin. These kind of special issues of Time magazine are always keepers for information that is still, well, timely.
Happy Independence Day! And to our British friends, we hope you understand that it was just something that we had to do.
Michael Deas —Time — July 5, 2004
And, above, one of Deas' reference images for Thomas Jefferson.
Michael Deas — Time — July 7, 2003
Portrait of Ben Franklin from the National Portrait Gallery.
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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, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.