About

Photo by Shelby Rae Robinson

Photo by Shelby Rae Robinson

 

Hi. I'm Tom and I am an award winning fine art photographer based in Hockessin, Delaware. I shoot weddings, portraits, commissions, videography and various freelance work.

My passion for photography started back in the '90s when I went to school at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. During that time, I was very much into action sports and capturing photos and video of my exploits turned into a bit of a hobby.

After the events of September 11, 2001, I gave up a decent job to join the US Navy. I was deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror. I experienced quite a bit during my time in service.

After that, I went back to school and completed my business degree with a focus in marketing. It didn't take long for me to realize that a cubicle in an office wasn't for me. I yearned for adventure. 

So, I started to take my photography much more seriously and started Newforge Studios. Since it's inception, my goal has been to capture quality images while having a great time doing so. That mentality has taken me to some amazing places. From shooting a wedding at the Vatican to shooting conceptual images in Iceland and everything in between. 

Photography has allowed me to meet some incredible people and travel to exotic places. I've trained with and shot alongside some of the best in the business. So far its been a fun ride.

I also believe very strongly in teaching the skills I've learned to new photographers. I've teach at a local art school, teach private mentoring sessions and have taught at various workshops.