Photographer of the Week #107 : Caroline Tompkins

Our next Photographer of the Week is Caroline Tompkins. Tompkins originates from Cincinnati, Ohio and, since receiving her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, now lives and works in New York.

“Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera America, BBC, and Dazed among others. She has exhibited internationally, most recently at Combustion Espontanea in Madrid, Spain. Caroline currently lives in Brooklyn working as a freelance photographer, photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, and zine lady at Girl Pains. She tries to care as much as she can.”  – Caroline Tompkins

The photographs we’ve chosen to highlight here are her intimate portraits. Tompkins practice feels completely unobtrusive. The subjects seem to exist in perfect harmony with the camera, sharing glances and gestures with a comfortability that is expressed only when you feel at your greatest ease. Her lighting is soft and rounded, and blankets the subjects complimenting their vulnerability in the images. There is nothing harsh or stark in the work’s execution, but rather a warmth that as a viewer feels like an invitation to lie down beside it.

Enjoy more of Tompkins’ work on her website here.