Thomas Dodd-Mystic Photography

Art / Body / Fashion / Literature / Mind / Music / Photography / September 16, 2015

Thomas Dodd’s photographs range from minimalist portraits to elaborate perplexing visual works of art that he feels need to be captured. Dodd has garnered numerous accolades that earned him worldwide recognition as well as showings in international art galleries.

Thomas Dodd is a visual artist and photographer based out of Atlanta, Georgia who has developed a style that he has dubbed as “painterly photo montage”. This method employs the use of editing software in which he crafts elaborately textured pieces that have a very organic and non-digital look to them. Thomas’s work often weaves mythic and quasi-religious themes that pay homage to Old Master art traditions while simultaneously drawing from psychological archetypes that evoke a strong emotional response from the viewer.

Although his artwork resembles paintings, his pieces are entirely photographic in nature, fusing a series of photos into a cohesive whole. His larger works are often presented in a mixed media form that adds a depth and texture that complements the photography beautifully.



I have realized that everyone has something beautiful or intriguing about them in some way. My job is to find that and enhance it.


Astral Body


Thomas has had numerous exhibitions of his works in many cities in the USA and around the world. He also has work on permanent exhibition in Paris at the Galerie L’Oeil du Prince, in the US at the New Britain Museum of American Art and in Sicily at the Museo Arte Contemporaneo . He has had recent shows in Germany, Romania, Argentina, New York City, Mexico City, Orlando, Miami, San Antonio, Seattle, Paris and in his hometown of Atlanta. Dodd’s photographs have been featured in many magazines, on book and album covers and he frequently teaches workshops and webinars on photo-editing and marketing yourself as an artist.



I have always been fascinated with myths and fairy tales.



Thomas began his career as a visual artist in 2005. Prior to that, he was best known as the harpist and songwriter for the 1990s musical group Trio Nocturna, a Celtic Gothic ensemble. Thomas also played harp on two albums by Michael Gira (the driving force behind the influential post-punk band the Swans) – “the Body Lovers” and the Angels of Light “New Mother”. The haunting images that Thomas creates are a visual equivalent of the music he composed in the 1990s.


(photo by Nina Covington)

Thomas is available for commissioned portrait work in the Atlanta/Nashville areas and is also accepting photo-editing assignments from around the world. Please contact him for rates and availability

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Short documentary: JThomas Kay
Music: Trio Nocturna

Written by Anne Herrera

Anne Herrera

Anne Herrera is the founder of MUZE COLLECTIVE, a dedicated movement using writing to generate special interest in the Arts, Sciences and Social Justice.

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Anne Herrera
Anne Herrera is the founder of MUZE COLLECTIVE, a dedicated movement using writing to generate special interest in the Arts, Sciences and Social Justice.

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