Technical Info

Tommy Flynn comes from a background in commercial photography, with clients ranging from Vibe Magazine, Mercedes, Toyota, Ricoh, AT&T, Mitsubishi, Oracle, Apple Computer, Forbes, American Express, Takashimaya, Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Company. His images are marketed by Photonica, and he exhibits his fine art photography in Manhattan at the Walter Wickiser Gallery. Tommy’s work was selected for the National Photography Biennial, curated by Tom Gitterman of the Howard Greenberg Gallery, which was held at the Silvermine Guild Galleries in New Canaan, Connecticut. “Hand In Vortex,” one of his many distinctive images, was recently selected for the rear cover of Madonna’s DVD, “The Drowned World Tour 2001.” His work has also been seen on billboards for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Find-A-Cure campaign.

None of the photographs in this compilation have been retouched or digitally manipulated. For this project, Tommy used a 35mm Nikkormat FT by Nikon with a 55mm Micro-Nikkor lens. For the earliest photos he used Kodachrome film, later changing to Kodak Ektachrome 100 Plus, Fuji Provia and Fuji Velvia film, trying always to find the perfect match between film and subject to create the most vibrant images. For the blue sky daylight photos, he used a polarizing filter on the lens; for the lightning shots he used a tripod and cable release for a time exposure of 10 seconds at f8 and waited for lightning to strike. During many storms, lightning didn’t strike the antenna. Conditions have to be perfect, and, as Tommy says, “you need a lot of patience.”

Originally created in a spirit of love for Manhattan and its glorious skyline, this testimony of Tommy’s patience and perseverance insures that these icons will be remembered at the height of their beauty.

Solus Images - Stock photography
Photonica - Stock photography
Walter Wickiser Gallery - Fine art photography

Thanks to:
The Inner Group, Marlborough Press, Daniel Kuo/, Jannie Wolff, Larry Aronson.

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