Working with botanical and architectural subjects, Tom Baril creates intimate works that capture complex and unique forms. Visually rich, his works display the rawness of his printing, yet result in gently luminous, graceful, and contemplative photographs.
Baril gained experience by working and printing for Robert Mapplethorpe. He draws on both contemporary and traditional techniques in shooting and printing.
He was born in Putnam, Connecticut in 1952 and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York City. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, and The New York Times and is held in several collections at institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Brooklyn Museum.