Tom Jenz

Tom Jenz works in a unique style he calls “photo painting.”   Tom starts with his original photographic image, and, through digital painting and careful layering, he builds the image up into the final photo painting.  

For over thirty years, with his photographs and narratives, Tom Jenz has been capturing the spirit and soul of America through the parts that are often overlooked.  He rarely drives a four-lane road or an urban thoroughfare.  He keeps to the farm and ranch roads or the city streets, searching for a photographic opportunity, a veteran farmer, a collapsing barn, a dying town, an old house, rusty pickup, or a street person down on his luck, and those folks who will share their tales with him, all visual metaphors from the forgotten America.