About Tom Cuccio
My goal is to capture nature as is it exists today. Having photographed many locations digitally (seen in my earlier images), I moved to only shooting on large format films. The slower process of exposing a single photograph and timing of natural light has shaped my collection of nature photography.
"Photography is my lifelong passion and has always been a way I can express myself. Having the ability to capture the beauty around me and share it with the world will always be a part of who I am. Traveling to some of the most amazing places in world, I hope to share some of these experiences through photography."
At an early age Tom wanted to understand how everything worked by tearing it apart and putting it back together, as most kids do. Photography was no different, after completing his first High School B&W photo class, he proceeded to build his own dark room developing film, and prints in his parent’s basement. Later on acquiring his first DSLR, Tom's focus changed to shooting action sports. Having grown up around many talented Skateboarders, Snowboarders, and Skiers, he enjoyed capturing his friends pushing their limits. After moving to Aspen, Colorado and pursuing his dream as an action sport photographer he ran out of money but fell in love with the mountains. Finding his home in the mountains, he worked on a career in the hospitality industry, and his camera was sold. It was only a few years later that he felt a void and decided to pick up a camera again with the focus on sharing these amazing landscapes.
Tom currently works with digital and film cameras, both in color and black and white to express his landscape talents. Pursing his passion in film photography Tom uses the Fuji GX617 medium format camera (panoramic) and the Shenhao HZX45 .Using the digital Canon 5D also allows Tom to choose the best format as each scene presents itself.
Tom currently uses the Fuji GX617 camera and 90mm lens to capture his panoramic landscape images. He also uses Fuji Velvia slide film which is known for its sharpness and vivid colors in landscape photography.
"I love the idea of shooting on film, since the instant gratitude that you get from shooting digitally does not exist. The crispness and rich color your retrieve from film far exceeds most digital files. As my passion for photography continues to grow I find myself shooting with film more and more. "