Tom “TBow” Bowden (°1962, Los Angeles, United States)
The Human Is My Favorite Animal / Street Portraits.
On my twelfth birthday, I was given a baseball glove, a bb-gun and a camera. All nice gifts but only one stepped forward with a clear voice and said, “Tom, I am your camera. There will be others but I am your first camera. Now… get to work because if you look thru my lens long enough and hard enough I will reveal fantastic things that others can’t see.” Many photographs later I found out these “fantastic things” were humans. Since then, I think I’ve always looked at people as though I were seeing them for the first time. How odd they are…. how creature like.
This work has now become my purpose, my passion, my obsession. Thanks for viewing my images and joining me in my journey to explore what it’s like to be human.