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Thom’s favorite lighting has always been natural but the next best thing and his right arm at this point in his career is Dynalites. In his opinion they are the most diverse and compact lights on the market.

Whether lighting a large scene or creating his delicate intimate culinary images Thom always uses Dyna-Lights. ” I have used Dyna-Lites since the beginning of my career and I can’t see myself changing now. One of the wonderful things about Dyna-Lites is that they keep evolving with the times but everything is still interchangeable and compatible with the the classic line”.

Thom LaRussa decided to pursue his passion for the art of photography at the the number one school in the nation, Southeast Institute for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach where he completed his degree and graduated with honors. While still in school he was selected to be in an intern at Walt Disney World and specifically for Disney Photographic Services. After graduation, the Disney Corporation sought him out to come and work with them as a photographer where he soon was promoted to Senior Photographer. 4 1/2 years later
Thom left Disney to pursue his entrepreneurial spirit and hone his skills in photography to the specialization of culinary photographer where he is working today.

Over the past seventeen years, he has had the privilege of photographing the President of the United States of America George Herbert Walker Bush, many professional athletes and Famous Actors , Dan Marino, Brandy Chastain, Arnold Schwartsanegger, Sylvester Stalone, Sean Astin,  Miss America, and many assignments for large corporations such as SEARS, Marriot and Chrysler. Thom’s work has been added to the permanent collection of The Southeast Institute of Photographic Studies, featured on the cover of magazines, used in many menus and advertisements across the nation, and hung on giant murals in Manhattan on Broadway in Planet Hollywood.
He has worked with some of the largest names in the culinary industry such as Planet Hollywood International, Margaritaville, Sbarros Pizza and many others he has created simply irresistible food images for some of the world’s finest food establishments.

Thom’s favorite lighting has always been natural but the next best thing and his right arm at this point in his career is Dynalites. In his opinion they are the most diverse and compact lights on the market. Whether lighting a large scene or creating his delicate intimate culinary images thom always uses Dyna-Lights. ” I have used Dyna-Lites since the beginning of my career and I can’t see myself changing now. One of the wonderful things about Dyna-Lites is that they keep evolving with the times but everything is still interchangeable and compatible with the the classic line”.

Two things that he can’t live with out are his Canon cameras and his Dynalites. “The tools of this trade are as important as the artist using them and I believe this is a wonderful combination.” ensuring a successful outcome with every assignment begins with a successful plan and that plan includes selecting the right equipment.