I'm Tom Potter, a Colorado landscape and nature photographer.
I was born and raised in The Bronx, New York,
and lived in Brooklyn for 13 years, till my wife and
I moved to the scenic state of Colorado, in 1996.
I live in Aurora, Colorado, a city just 8 miles West
of Denver. I am married to an amazing woman,
my best friend, Barbara, and our beautiful daughter
Jenny is the absolute joy of our lives. Our 2 dogs
and 5 cats are a testament to our love of animals.
My first influence came to me in 1992, when I
watched a television program that featured two nature
photographers demonstrating how to photograph a
waterfall. I was fascinated by the fact that these two
guys were being paid to do what they loved. The
way I saw it, they were paid not to do a job, but to
have fun! It actually takes a tremendous amount of work
to be a successful photographer, but work that's a
lot of fun and incredibly satisfying.
That was my “Aha!” moment. I knew right then and
there that I wanted to – No! – I Had to be a nature
My first professional influence was Art Wolfe.
Other favorites include Galen Rowell, Peter Lik,
Mark Gray, and two fellow Coloradans, Andy Cook
and John Fielder.
I very much enjoy everything about nature
photography, from planning my outings,
prepping my gear, being outdoors, carefully
studying a scene, to processing and displaying the
resulting images. Most importantly, I love that
something I created can bring joy into someone
else's life, making them feel good and putting a
smile on their face. That is always my ultimate
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Tom Potter joined Fine Art America on February 8th, 2014.