Ah, to be an armchair adventurer in the 20s, 30s and 40s . . . so many books, movies, magazines, comics and pulps to heat up your blood. And the Orient was by far the location of choice to fight for freedom, riches and princesses, not necessarily in that order. Usually the babe was worth risking everything for.
J. Allen St. John — Oriental Stories — Winter 1932
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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.