Tom Stone

1288 Columbus Ave #236

San Francisco, CA 94133

 

www.tomstoneartist.com

www.facebook.com/tomstonegallery

www.twitter.com/phantomstone

 

Artist Representative:

 

Angela Vincent

213.373.1018

angela [at] tomstonegallery.com

 

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The man who know how to paint the face of voiceless....

February 5, 2010
Supreme Teaching (deleted)

Stoneth pictures are in a class by themselves. The portraits respect the subjects, and they always tell a story. I look at the eyes - they always tell the truth.

October 2, 2009
SkyShaper says:

an original, often copied, never equaled

May 11, 2009
frantic ladybug (deleted)

Wow, your gallery is heart breaking yet so beautiful at the same time. I can't get over how phenomenal all your photographs are. Every single one seems to say something different. I constantly find myself staring at a single photo, losing track of time. And the write ups that go along with them are perfect. Keep on doi… Read more

Wow, your gallery is heart breaking yet so beautiful at the same time. I can't get over how phenomenal all your photographs are. Every single one seems to say something different. I constantly find myself staring at a single photo, losing track of time. And the write ups that go along with them are perfect. Keep on doing what you're doing, because you do a damn good job of capturing the beauty and emotion in everyone!

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March 24, 2009
*angela* says:

Never have I been randomly surfing a website and been so blown away. I was immediately brought to tears and rendered speechless by what I have seen here. You are a very talented and sensitive soul. The world should see what you have captured here. Thank you for doing what you do!

March 23, 2009

one of the most powerful photographers i've seen.

July 3, 2008

The light is the queen...your work is really great. I admire your portrait, only magic for the eyes. ¡¡¡¡¡CONGRATULLATIONS!!!!!

September 28, 2008
muskva says:

Tom has deep respect for every human being; thats why his portraits are so unique and real same time.

December 23, 2007

Some quotes that make me think of Stoneth, who is my photographic hero: I see courage in you and your subjects... Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small … Read more

Some quotes that make me think of Stoneth, who is my photographic hero: I see courage in you and your subjects... Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one. ~Lauren Raffo You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it. ~Author Unknown If you're photographing in color you show the color of their clothes - if you use black and white, you will show the color of their soul. ~Author Unknown There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. ~Ansel Adams The camera can photograph thought. ~Dirk Bogarde The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer. ~Author Unknown I just think it's important to be direct and honest with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul. ~Mary Ellen Mark

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December 28, 2007

Incredible work. Incredible. And inspirational.

October 21, 2007

hands down the most amazing street photographer i ever saw! I am humbled to even type this very note! WOW!

May 11, 2007

In Stoneth's homeless photos, there is a common shadow in the eyes... A sadness (sometimes showed as anger) that breaks people down. Just a little of them have peace or joy in their eyes, and that ones are the ones I like more. They show us that, no matter what happens outside, inside of us there's always a chance f… Read more

In Stoneth's homeless photos, there is a common shadow in the eyes... A sadness (sometimes showed as anger) that breaks people down. Just a little of them have peace or joy in their eyes, and that ones are the ones I like more. They show us that, no matter what happens outside, inside of us there's always a chance for hope and for spirit. One of my favorite flickrers.

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May 16, 2007
Complete Celery (deleted)

[no words] There is [a] life in each of your shot.

June 1, 2007
Eager Feeling (deleted)

awestruck.inspired.a library of souls captured to be gazed upon, pondered, not forgotten.the everyday man,woman.to walk into your shadow and see others...thank you.

April 13, 2007
Public Geese (deleted)

the eyes of the people in Tom´s portraits talk, I don´t know other photos in his style. His portraits tell stories.

April 10, 2007
Complete Religion (deleted)

Stoneth has an extr A ordinary ability to make genuine human contact with all walks of "seedy" life via the lens. the eyes of his subjects - he captures with such original essence in character and light. Stoneth honors the kindred spirits out there who become all to oft highly misunderstood. thank you, Tom Ston… Read more

Stoneth has an extr A ordinary ability to make genuine human contact with all walks of "seedy" life via the lens. the eyes of his subjects - he captures with such original essence in character and light. Stoneth honors the kindred spirits out there who become all to oft highly misunderstood. thank you, Tom Stone, for your work and for sharing!!

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February 18, 2007

Reciprocating... baffled, silenced... Dorothea Lange comes to mind when looking at your pictures. Sorry, no more words.

February 20, 2007

I just became acquainted with stoneth's pictures within the past five minutes, and have never felt compelled to write a testimonial in such a short time. His pictures register in my brain via the solar plexus, and, like Billie Holiday's painful songs, it helps if you are in the proper frame of mind. Billie has no… Read more

I just became acquainted with stoneth's pictures within the past five minutes, and have never felt compelled to write a testimonial in such a short time. His pictures register in my brain via the solar plexus, and, like Billie Holiday's painful songs, it helps if you are in the proper frame of mind. Billie has no peer and if you are not anchored you will wind up touched with despondency. Like Billie, stoneth not only shakes one's conscience, he stirs it as well. His camera is nothing less than a sociological probe into the lives of the people we'd rather not see, often people who another class would describe as the wretched of the earth. He gets close to the people that most people wouldn't want to get close to. And one has to stop and wonder how much difference the billions being spent on the illegal, immoral war in Iraq could do for the forgotten, here at home. stoneth pictures represent the faces that the nation would rather not see ... the faces of the forgotten. And if we take the time to smell the flowers, we must also stop and pay attention to these people.

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January 10, 2007
Sherrie says:

stoneth is my inspiration.

January 10, 2007

Not only is there extreme emotion in his photography, but extreme compassion as well. I once spent half my afternoon looking and reading his stories. Everytime he writes, " I walked by...or went back...or sat down next to...or smiled at " it fills my heart that he takes the time to not only notice these people, which m… Read more

Not only is there extreme emotion in his photography, but extreme compassion as well. I once spent half my afternoon looking and reading his stories. Everytime he writes, " I walked by...or went back...or sat down next to...or smiled at " it fills my heart that he takes the time to not only notice these people, which many of us ignore, but he makes them feel important and cared for, as they should! This could be any one of our loved ones.....someday or now...you never know just what life may throw at you... He has accomplished blending incredible photographs with an outstanding reminder, and that is rare & beautiful art! Thank YOU!

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January 3, 2007

no one on flickr manages to catch the pain and beauty in a human gaze the way stoneth does. i am able to see deep into your subjects' eyes and feel their weary eyes penetrate me through the screen. your work is a powerful social critique, a tool for raising awareness, and offers an inspiring view of human nature.

December 18, 2006
Jumpy Theory (deleted)

Stoneth, I have yet to comment on a single photograph of yours; the reason: I am overcome with awe and rendered speechless by your images and, especially, the accompanying stories. Your work as a photographer is tremendous, but it is your compassion and the grace with which you go about your work that is inspirationa… Read more

Stoneth, I have yet to comment on a single photograph of yours; the reason: I am overcome with awe and rendered speechless by your images and, especially, the accompanying stories. Your work as a photographer is tremendous, but it is your compassion and the grace with which you go about your work that is inspirational and humbling at the same time. You present your "subjects" with the dignity and respect that they deserve, and provide the world with an honest and straightforward glimpse into the lives of those that often remain unnoticed or misunderstood. I thank you, sincerely, for sharing your gift with us and for your humanism.

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December 14, 2006

Thank you for adding me as a contact because that gave me a chance to see your work which in other situations may have gotten lost in the clutter of pages here. The photographs made me feel real sense of unfairness i this world. While some people are partying there are others who have no food. While others live in n… Read more

Thank you for adding me as a contact because that gave me a chance to see your work which in other situations may have gotten lost in the clutter of pages here. The photographs made me feel real sense of unfairness i this world. While some people are partying there are others who have no food. While others live in nice comfortable homes some have never had the luxury of that. And while some have friends, others dont. And all this in the same town. I reckon if all those people who were at the parties were swapped with the street people the same might result: the new party folk would carry on partying till the wee hours never ever thinking about the conditions of some less fortunate people. This exemplifies the state of the human condition. As a photographer myself, I feel that you have committed silent justice by photographing the homeless. Your photos convey such strong emotion. It is my hope that yur pictures shall one day be the catalyst of change. No person deserves to sleep in the streets. We are all entitled to some love and affection and a place, no matter how small, to call home.

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November 13, 2006

Stoneth, Thank you so much for giving dignity to people who struggle in their day to day existance, Leroy, "Formerly homeless"

October 28, 2006

He has taken the most powerful portraits I've ever seen! They make me have so many ideas for short stories and poems.

October 18, 2006

I have yet to really look through all of Stoneth's images but I have to say that www.flickr.com/ph... is the image which has affected me more than any other on Flickr. It's so powerful and human and tragic. Ace, as we say in Britain. I am always amazed by the quality of images on this site, both the high quality and lo… Read more

I have yet to really look through all of Stoneth's images but I have to say that www.flickr.com/ph... is the image which has affected me more than any other on Flickr. It's so powerful and human and tragic. Ace, as we say in Britain. I am always amazed by the quality of images on this site, both the high quality and low quality. Stoneth and AnomylousNYC are the two most wonderful photographers Ii have found to date. Thanks for your important social work. I wish I could do what you do.

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September 19, 2006

A work beyond the words I know. I never find the right ways to say how do I feel about his pictures. I'm always thankfull that he is making this for us. Keep this great spirit, Tom!

September 13, 2006
Swift Sweater (deleted)

When I grow up I want to be Stoneth.

August 14, 2006
LaraJade says:

he simply shows how the world is, nothing is fake - just pure raw shots of personalities.. definately one of those galleries that makes you sit and think for hours.

August 4, 2006

Simply the best, my favourite member in the Flickr world. I could stare at any of his photographs for 20 minutes and still can't take my eyes off it. I can come and look at them the next day, and the next and the next... Excellent, real, emotional, an inspiration to many. Thank you for sharing with us your passion, you… Read more

Simply the best, my favourite member in the Flickr world. I could stare at any of his photographs for 20 minutes and still can't take my eyes off it. I can come and look at them the next day, and the next and the next... Excellent, real, emotional, an inspiration to many. Thank you for sharing with us your passion, your work. You are one of a kind :o)

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July 26, 2006

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