Tom Schmiedeler

The Creative Hand Studio


Schmiedeler_Treasure of St. Ninian
Treasure of St. Ninian, 2009
Photography, 18″ x 12″


Schmiedeler_Shepherd with Moorland Sheep
Shepherd with Moorland Sheep, 2012
Photography, 11″ x 14″
Schmiedeler_Passage Key
Passage Key, 2014
Photography, 8″ x 12″


Artist Biographical Statement

The focus of my photography has been geography in all of its intriguing and mystifying facets.  I originally took photographs to provide my geography students with examples of the great physical and cultural diversity we studied, particularly that which relates to the lives of ordinary people who create extraordinary places, and to the wonders of the natural world.  Examples include images of Fingal’s Cave of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland; the Shepherd of the Moorlands in the Lüneberger Heath of north Germany; the Fishermen of Nazaré, Portugal; and the magic of Sami rock art in the far north of Norway.  The art of photography for me has been capturing a moment in time that best expresses the essence of a place and the lives of its people.

Location & Hours

Location: 35 N 2190th Rd., Lecompton, KS  66050

— 25-minute drive west of Lawrence along Kansas River bluff. Look for our wildlife gate to enter.

*** Also showing at this location is Barbara Solberg

Saturday Oct. 24: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday Oct. 25: 10 am – 6 pm

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