"Meet Austin Thomas. A true Napkin in the sense, born and raised in the Napa Valley, and in the past 10 years, residing off the I-5 in Bakersfield, CA. Photography is his calling, his profession, and the thing that will undoubtedly drive him insane someday. He does not photograph subjects. He photographs the way they make him feel. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept. But it’s honest – and it’s the best way to describe his approach to the craft. You will see Austin wrestle with every image he shoots, but that’s because perfection is possible and he wants to wring it out of every picture. He is just as particular with the post production, ensuring all his clients are getting the best quality to their individual look.
Photo shoots for corporate companies such as Trinchero Family Estates, J. Gregory Wines to small and large weddings all over California and the west, if you need it caught in the right light, at the right moment, this is what he does, and so well.
When not behind the camera, you can catch him road tripping on his Harley, beating the skins on his drum set, marketing his new men’s line of shaving and beard products(shameless plug www.gentsusa.com) or just having some fun and brews with his better half Liv. Austin’s infectious sense of humor and ability to take any situation and either shoot it to death(with a camera of course), or just revel in its glory, it is no wonder this entrepreneur continues to be successful in his passion and his hobbies. If that’s all you ever know about Austin, it’s enough to say you know him very, very well."
-From the words of Jon Hooten, Trinchero Estates
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