Cole Thompson Photography

 Issue 56      

May 24, 2013   



Peterhof - St. Petersburg, Russia - 2013


New Images

Ceiling Lamps





Dear Cole,


My newsletter is how I introduce new images and I've created several new ones that I'd like to share from California, Ohio, Russia and Croatia. I try not to put many words in my newsletters because after all, if a picture is worth a thousand words then why do I need words?


Here's a funny story from my trip to Russia: We had just come out of the Hermitage Museum when two men approached us, warning us of Gypsies ahead who would pickpocket us. 


They were walking with us, shaking our hands and getting very close. One minute later I noticed that my lens was missing from my camera, they had pickpocketed it! Fortunately I was able to purchase a new lens in St. Petersburg and we now have this experience to recount and laugh about. Watch out for the Gypsies!


I had a wonderful time in Russia and Croatia.  The opening in Split went very well; my work on Auschwitz-Birkenau was well received and I made many new friends. I think I'll be returning to Croatia in the future.




P.S.  Here's a video called "The Birds of Paradise" which is about the incredible beauty of living art.

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New Images



Balance - Split, Croatia




The Prayer

The Prayer - St. Petersburg, Russia





Wedding Day

Wedding Day - La Jolla, CA





The Ghosts of Split

The Ghosts of Split - Split, Croatia





Lake Erie

Lake Erie - Cleveland, OH






Ceiling Lamps


Ceiling Lamp Moscow Subway 3

Ceiling Lamp, Moscow Subway No. 3


The Moscow subway is pretty spectacular.  It's deep underground, extremely crowded and very efficient.  But what really caught my eye was the Soviet style Communist art that decorates many of the stations. One thing that my eye focused on was their ceiling lamps and I have added these three new images to my collection.



Ceiling Lamp Moscow Subway 2

Ceiling Lamp, Moscow Subway No. 2




Ceiling Lamp Moscow Subway 1

Ceiling Lamp, Moscow Subway No. 1


Please click here to see my entire collection of Ceiling Lamps.  I am pitching this series along with the Dunes of Nude to Restoration Hardware for their Autumn catalog.




Smile St Petersburg 7

Smile!  St. Petersburg No. 7


This is a whimsical series that I enjoy doing. It's not art, it's not going to win any awards and it won't be published, but it's fun and I like creating these images.  




Smile Moscow 1

Smile!  Moscow No. 1



Smile Red Square 2

Smile!  Red Square No. 2



Smile St Petersburg 8

Smile!  St. Petersburg No. 8


Smile St Petersburg 11

Smile!  St. Petersburg No. 11




Smile St Petersburg 6

Smile!  St. Petersburg No. 6



Smile Lenin's Tomb

Smile!  Lenin's Tomb







Dunes of Nude No 57

Dunes of Nude No. 57


I'm happy to announce that John Barclay and Dan Sniffin have invited me to join them on their February 2014 Tour/Workshop to three of California's premier desert locations.


We will be focusing on the Mesquite dunes in Death Valley, Trona Pinnacles and the Alabama Hills. These are three visually spectacular locations!


For more information and to sign up, please visit: 

Not only are these wonderful locations, but John and Dan know how to have fun while teaching. I have had quite a number of their past attendees write to tell me what a great time they had while attending their workshops.


What I'm hoping to add to this event is my somewhat unique view on Vision and Simplicity in post-processing. I'll be giving two presentations and working with the attendees to "see uniquely" in the field. I'm looking forward to this intimate setting and the opportunity to share my philosophies on everything from equipment to portfolio reviews!









Exploding Wave

Exploding Wave


The winner of this month's drawing is Dave Tickell who will receive a signed print of "Plate of Leaves." Dave, please contact me to arrange delivery!


The next drawing will be for a signed print of "Exploding Wave" above.

For those of you new to my newsletter drawings; simply email me at and put "Exploding Wave" in the subject line.


Of course if you'd like to also say hello, I'd love to hear from you!



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