Entry Title: "Secrets"
Name: Tom Vani , United States
Category and Expertise: Abstract|Other_FA|Portrait|Other_P|Portrait_P|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional


Entry Description: Secrets Most everyone has a secret. They can be big or small. They can be held by governments or individuals. When discovered they can become a tsunami or barely cause a ripple. The secret could be a feeling others would find unacceptable. It could be an act that was illegal, or wrong, or showed questionable judgment. Or it could be a moment when something should have been done but wasn't.This series is a meditation on secrets. It is about things others don't want you to see when you look at them. And perhaps what you see but cannot say out loud when looking at yourself.

Story: Secrets Most everyone has a secret. They can be big or small. They can be held by governments or individuals. When discovered they can become a tsunami or barely cause a ripple. The secret could be a feeling others would find unacceptable. It could be an act that was illegal, or wrong, or showed questionable judgment. Or it could be a moment when something should have been done but wasn't. In a technologically connected world, words and images spread quickly once revealed. Recent stories range from government data mining to the latest in a politician's sexting exploits. This series is a meditation on secrets. It is about things others don't want you to see when you look at them. And perhaps what you see but cannot say out loud when looking at yourself.

About the Artist:

Tom is a self-taught photographer engaged full time in creating images. His areas of interest and concentration include portraiture, candid street photography, the built environment, and abstract compositions. Several of his photos have received awards in juried competitions and his work has appeared in several group shows.