February 26, 2011: The first time I met Thomas “Tommy” Alleman, we drank a bowl, yes a bowl, of sangria at Thirsty Bear Brewery in San Francisco. After said bowl, my girlfriend and I proceeded to pitch our idea for being Tommy’s entourage slash PR firm. Tommy was excited to have two enthusiastic chicas brainstorm a drunken master plan on how we could make him notorious in the Bay. We had just witnessed Tommy’s brilliance showcased at RayKo Photo Studio in the SoMa. His work from the Sunshine & Noir collection blew us away. His photos have a way of consuming your brain, challenging it to look beyond the beauty of the image itself, and reflect upon how the light, speed, shadows, reflections form an interesting natural moment. Honestly, we were inspired.
Let him blow your mind and inspire you with his brilliance and quirky charm, like he did mine at our very first ‘meet cute’.
When & Where: December 1, 2013 at San Francisco Public Library Jewett Gallery