Tom Schmiedeler


Fishermen of Nazarre, 1980
Photography, 12″ x 18″
Water Poem, 2016
Photography, 11″ x 14″
Algarve Shepherd, 2016
Photography, 12″ x 18″

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. 2190 Rd., Lecompton, KS 66050

This location is a lovely country drive -25 minutes west of Lawrence. From 6th & Wakarusa take highway 40 west for about 15 miles; turn right on Green Rd., go north for 0.4 miles to a T-junction; turn right (east) onto 2nd St. which becomes 2190th Rd. Drive for 2.8 miles until you see our metal wildlife gate on the south side of the road. Steep driveway, use low gear.

**Also exhibiting at this location is Barbara Solberg

Saturday, Oct. 28: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Oct. 29: 10 am – 6 pm

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