Born and raised as a Brooklyn boy, Thomas Lawson picked up on different mediums of art in the most unusual ways. Once, when looking at a mural of a naked woman smoking an oversize cigar, he set out to observe life through the lens of an artist, picking up on seduction in a discreet gesture or a slight glimpse of emotion. Lawson’s photography is a mirror to a soul, and he does so by the clash of vogue with classic brushed with a touch of mystery. From studio arts as painting and sketch work to graphic design and film, his images are distinct, ranging from an innocent look with a hint of evil to an oblivious stare as a portrait of vanity, and always made to inspire.
When looking through a looking glass it displays normal values in reverse, conventional points of view are turned upside down. Societal obsession with the notion of beauty, when we ask what is beauty? we generally find it difficult to give a straight forward answer, it's easier just to say what's not beautiful. Our obsession with our physical appearance has been force fed to us from our adolescence years well into adulthood, with advertisements saying that your unacceptable the way you are and you have to look a particular way to be accepted in society. The dissatisfaction with body image is often associated with a decline in self-esteem and confidence, resulting in self harming. Those whom are unable to cope with societal standard are normally the ones who fall victim of this vicious cycle of uncertainty, I know I have.
Currently, Lawson is working for a designer in Soho and for SiriusXM Satellite Radio , while booking exhibitions for his upcoming work, hoping to move on to be able to build the confidence to make the break and continue creating art, so he can one day make a living doing so.