Thomas Brasch (B.A, B.Ed. MBA) has devoted twenty-nine years to education. However, his passion for photography drives his creative expression. Completely self- taught, he is able to showcase his perceptions of beauty, turning the real into the surreal. His images have been juried in multiple shows and selected for several private collections in Canada and abroad.
Thomas collects his source material during his travels abroad. He cultivates his source images from the textures and colours that typically surround us. He has drawn inspiration from nature, architecture, interiors, Persian carpets and sculpture.
As a life-long sufferer of anxiety and mood disorder, Thomas creates images that allow him to explore connections between opposite emotional states: chaos and order, fear and contentment, and melancholy and joy. His also has a stress-related chronic ocular condition known as “central serous retinopathy” which alters and distorts his vision to varying degrees. Capitalizing on this, his images speak to how we see and perceive beauty and how we comprehend and interpret these abstract images.