My name, Thos (h is silent) is an abbreviation for Thomas. My mother was creative and did not want her eldest son to join the ubiquitous pool of Toms'. I grappled with dyslexia and trudged through school, repeated the 11th grade, and failed my first photography class before entering college as a part time student. Towards the latter part of my studies, I discovered I possessed a strong visual memory and began enrolling in art history and film studies classes, around which time I also picked up a camera and embarked on solo travel adventures and began photographing different cultures. Thus began a twenty plus year passion that continues to challenge and enlighten me in the most profound ways.