Thomas has a chronic ocular condition known as central serous retinopathy which alters and distorts his vision to varying degrees. This condition prevents him from seeing a straight line; hence he has a fascination with circles and the power they invoke. CSR, the ocular condition, is caused by anxiety and stress which is in part the root of his work. His photographic creations provide a mechanism for healing. His images speak to how we see and perceive beauty and how we comprehend and interpret the world around us.
Thomas cultivates his source images from the textures and colours that typically surround us. He finds his inspiration in the architecture he discovers in his travels.