irathomasphotos.com: Bio

Portrait: Ira D Thomas


My photographic torch was lit in college when I studied modern architecture and found a fascination with form and design. Unfortunately that interest had to lie dormant during my work life in advertising.

One day in Galisteo, NM, I saw the digital work of a local landscape photographer, and the flame was rekindled.

My work has appeared in juried venues around Phoenix, including the Herberger Art Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Public Art, Tempe Center for the Arts, the Shemer Art Center, the Mayor of Phoenix Hallway Gallery and Art Intersection.

One-person shows include the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH (that exhibit now resides in the Butler's permanent collection),the Church of the Beatitudes Gallery,Phoenix, and Art Showcase at Temple Solel, Paradise Valley, AZ.