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Tom Baril

American, b. 1952

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Tom Baril

American, b. 1952

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Tom Baril’s photographs of flowers and architecture pay homage to early pioneers of the medium in their graceful, precise compositions and vintage-looking, sepia-toned appearance. Baril relies in large part on analog methods such as collodion processing, a technique he mastered while working for Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1980s. Baril prints the images with meticulousness, balancing the sensuous lines of the plants with the sharp quality of the image resolution. His photographs of urban architecture, often picturing towering monuments to cosmopolitan American, communicate similar technical finesse.

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Biography

Tom Baril’s photographs of flowers and architecture pay homage to early pioneers of the medium in their graceful, precise compositions and vintage-looking, sepia-toned appearance. Baril relies in large part on analog methods such as collodion processing, a technique he mastered while working for Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1980s. Baril prints the images with meticulousness, balancing the sensuous lines of the plants with the sharp quality of the image resolution. His photographs of urban architecture, often picturing towering monuments to cosmopolitan American, communicate similar technical finesse.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
International Center of Photography (ICP)
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Fotofest International
Articles Featuring Tom Baril
Why Mapplethorpe’s Photographs Remain Subversive, Even without the Shock Value
Jan 14th, 2019
Why Mapplethorpe’s Photographs Remain Subversive, Even without the Shock Value
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