Thom Rouse began his career as a portrait wedding photographer in 1994. Based near Chicago, he now divides his time between commercial, fine art and commissioned fine art images with his clients as the central subject of his pieces. His conceptual fine art images utilize real world photographs blended and manipulated to create an alternative to real world perception. Thom also lectures and teaches workshops on topics from Photoshop as an artist’s tool, visual literacy, and lighting and posing for figure studies.
Thom holds the PPA Master of Photography degree, the Award of Excellence, the Master of Electronic Imaging degree, Photographic Craftsman degree and is a Fellow in the American Society of Photographers. Thom’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe.