cole thompson photography

Issue 40
June 19th, 2010
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The Fountainhead
Drawing Results
Poster Sale

Dear Cole,

Last month I introduced the first images from my new series "The Fountainhead."  The series takes its name from the 1943 novel by Ayn Rand and is the story of Howard Roarke, an individualistic architect "who chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision." (1)

This project appeals to me in so many ways; first because architecture was one of my first loves in life and second, because I admire the characteristics Rand has given to Howard Roarke.  I have used many of Rand's quotes in my blog relating to creativity and vision, here are two of my favorites:

Ellsworth M. Tooey:   My dear fellow, who will let you?
Howard Roarke:        That's not the point. The point is, who will stop me?


"I don't make comparisons. I never think of myself in relation to anyone else. I just refuse to measure myself as part of anything. I'm an utter egotist. 

Lastly I love this project because of the process used to create the images, it is both crude and sophisticated at the same time, and it allows for an infinite number of creative possibilities.

I've created a new set of Fountainhead images, this time in Denver and you may see the entire series at

My thanks to those who have written to express their thoughts on these new images.


(1) Wikipedia
The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead No. 23
(The Fountainhead No. 23 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 27
(The Fountainhead No. 27 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 30
(The Fountainhead No. 30 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 25
(The Fountainhead No. 25 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 29
(The Fountainhead No. 29 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 21
(The Fountainhead No. 21 -Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 32
(The Fountainhead No. 32 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 26
(The Fountainhead No. 26 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 31
(The Fountainhead No. 31 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 34
(The Fountainhead No. 34 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 33
(The Fountainhead No. 33 - Denver)

The Fountainhead No. 22
(The Fountainhead No. 22 - Denver)

Last Month's Drawing Winner

Bear's Harley
(Bear's Harley - Laporte, CO)

Congratulations Dirk Udee!  You are the winner of one of my new Fountainhead prints.  Dirk, please choose the image you would like and email me.

This month's drawing is for a Giclee Poster of my choice, to enter please send an email to with "Poster Drawing" in the subject line.

Good luck!

Poster Sale

Old Car Interior Poster
(Old Car Interior Poster)

An affordable alternative to an original print is a poster, and most of my images are available as a 16" X 20" Giclee Poster.  This month I am offering the posters at the discounted price of $30.00, which includes shipping.

To order, simply browse through my images, note the ones you would like and email me at  Proudly, I do not have an automated purchasing system, I take each order and fulfill them personally.

About Cole Thompson Photography

Death Valley Dune
(Death Valley Dune - Death Valley, CA)

Phone:      970-218-9649

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