Photographer, Tom O'Connor Photography
Tom has been interested in photography since the 8th grade. Born and raised in New York City he moved to Baltimore in 1978 and began working as a Grip in a small film and video company. Tom learned still photography, lighting and motion picture film techniques by on the job training. In 1980 film was replaced by broadcast video which opened up new avenues and options. Still photography is Tom’s passion and professional focus.
In 1996 he started freelancing as a lighting cameraman working in sports, news, corporate and broadcast television. He’s worked locally in Baltimore for WJZ-13 and Maryland Public Television. He was awarded an Emmy in 2003 for his work on MPT’s Outdoors Maryland. Today most of Tom’s work is in corporate video and still photography for companies such as McCormick Spice, Northrop Grumman, Touchstone Energy Group, ESPN, University of Maryland, Discovery Channel and more. Tom’s still photography includes working in News, Landscapes, Cityscapes, Portraits, Abstract and Fashion.