For Thomas Maugham, photography has been a big part of his life for almost fifty years. However, even though his maternal grandfather was an ardent photographer, he never took it seriously until he was stationed in Europe in the US Army. There he learned to see the beauty of the world we all live in through the lens of his Nikon F and he developed a strong passion and desire to share his vision. Over the years Thomas has strived to perfect his craft by studying the work of many photographers, including Ansel Adams, George Lepp, Galen Rowell, John Shaw, and painters such as Claude Monet, and Georgia O’Keefe.