A Little About Me
I hail from the great state of Tennessee; born in Chattanooga, and currently based in Atlanta. My work and studies have moved me from Savannah to New York, from New York to San Francisco, and then back to New York in the span of the last 19 years.
In that period of time, I have learned a little something about photography.
When I say that, I am not talking about exposure, lighting ratios, and fine art printing. What I have learned is how to listen, how to empathize, and how to make people feel comfortable. This is true with both my subjects and clients. If I had to sum up my best quality as a photographer, it is that I bring a sense of excitement to everything I do while making people feel comfortable.
So who are these people on this site? They are people both in the public eye and not; uninsured Tennesseans who are the face of the Medicaid Expansion push in Tennessee, the host of the famous Comedy Cellar in New York City, Canada's own country music record producer, unsigned recording artists looking to get noticed, and tattoo artists looking to stand out in an already saturated market. What do any of these people have in common? Absolutely nothing, but as a photographer, I wanted to know them, honor them, and create a human story. That is what I have learned in almost 20 years as a photographer, how to connect and share people's experiences.
Tom Griscom Photography
For licensing inquiries, contact Getty Images
Represented by Emily Schramm
The Atlantic Magazine
Coalition For A Healthy Tennessee
The San Francisco Chronicle
The Southern Poverty Law Center