I was born on a farm in the religiously conservative area of Southeastern Pennsylvania. After high school I joined the Navy and spent a year on a patrol boat base in Vietnam which profoundly affected my outlook on life. Drawing from these experiences of my earlier years, I use photos I have taken throughout the USA and Mexico to create my digital photomontage images. My art uses children in peril or dangerous situations to symbolize humanity's vulnerability. I'm also influenced by Mexican Indian religious art, retablos and masks. These hold a sense of mystery and spiritual happening, which I apply to my imagery and juxtapose with contrasting layers, to create an impossible yet imaginable view of the world.

Richmond, Virginia
Website: www.tomchambersphoto.com
Email: tchambers@hambeach.com