cole thompson photography

 Issue 47    May 13, 2011    
Lost Sheep

(Lost Sheep - Montana - 2011)

Adore Noir

Dear Cole,

Many have asked where I've been since my last newsletter in February.  I have been traveling; to Dallas, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Tulsa, Billings, Akron and Columbus.  I'm tired!

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As I was driving to Billings I found myself on a small road with thousands of ewes and their lambs.  Many of the lambs became separated from their mothers in this sea of identical looking offspring.  What was so impressive was that each ewe would cry and the mother would recognize their call.

I watched for a very long time, marveling at how simple life is and yet how complex it can seem at times.

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If you live in Northern Colorado, I'd like to invite you to my home and gallery for The Fort Collin's Annual Studio Tour.  It will be on Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th from 10 am to 5 pm.  It's a wonderful chance to see some art, visit and enjoy our Mourning Dove Ranch.  If you're in the area, I do hope you can make it.



Low Sun on Trees
(Low Sun on Trees - Utah - 2011)



by Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)


I THINK that I shall never see

A Poem as lovely as a tree


A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth's sweet flowing breast:


A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;


A tree that may in Summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;


Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.


Poems are made by fools like me,  

But only God can make a tree. 



Do you remember this poem from grade school?  I do, and fondly.


Visit my Tree Portfolio 

Digital Photography Magazine

2011-6 Digital Photography Magazine Article
(Digital Photography Magazine)

My work is featured in the current issue of Digital Photography Magazine, The Black and White Issue.  In the opening they use one of my quotes about vision;

"Styles can be imitated and converted into a Photoshop plug-in, but vision

is the sum total of our experiences, through which we see the world."

Vision is what makes our art unique and elevates it from a craft, to an art form.

Click here to see the article.

The Fountainhead 

The Fountainhead No. 105
(The Fountainhead No. 105 - Little Rock, AR - 2011)

Since my last newsletter, I've added new images to my Fountainhead Portfolio from Dallas, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Tulsa and Billings.  Fortunately my recent excursions did not involve armed guards or police officers!

The Fountainhead portfolio is an abstract architectural series and is so named to honor the principles described in the novel "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.


See the complete Fountainhead portfolio   

The Fountainhead No. 99

(The Fountainhead No. 99 - Dallas, TX - 2011)

Adore Noir - B&W Fine Art Photography Magazine

2011-6 Adore Noir Issue 2
(Adore Noir Magazine, Issue #2)

There's a new photography magazine in town, and it's one of the very few dedicated to black and white fine art photography; Adore Noir.  This much needed publication has been created by my friend Chris Kovacs, and he's just launched issue No. 1.

Issue No. 2 (pictured above) is due out June 1st and features my Fountainhead portfolio.  Chris has done a very nice job with Adore Noir; featuring great art and interesting interviews. 

You can learn more by visiting Adore Noir.



Urban Starfish
(Urban Starfish - Palm Springs, CA - 2007)

This month's drawing will be for a surprise print.

For those of you new to my newsletter drawings, all you need do is email me at and put "Surprise Drawing" in the subject line.  Of course if you'd like to also say hello or make a comment, that would be nice too.

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