Meet Tom Grill – Photographer of the 2017 United States U.S. Flag Stamp

Meet Tom Grill – Photographer of the 2017 United States U.S. Flag Stamp

We’re thrilled to announce that the work of MCP contributor and actions creator, Tom Grill, has been selected for the 2017 United States U.S. Flag Stamp!




tom-grillAn industry veteran, Tom Grill has been a professional photographer and artist for over 40 years. He began his career in Brazil as a photojournalist while teaching photography for three years at the University of Brasilia. Upon his return to New York, Tom’s focus shifted to beauty photography, shooting major ad campaigns for Revlon, L’Oreal, and Clairol. As a very successful assignment editor, Tom continued to shoot landscape, scenic, and architectural photographer both in the U.S. and globally.

New York City has been Tom’s major source of inspiration for the last 10 years, during which time he has created iconic images of the city’s most famous views, bridges, and buildings. His signature style is reflected in both his color photography and high-contrast black and whites, shooting aerial images from unusual positions and angles. Tom is able to capture New York in a way that sets him apart from any other artist as his high speed lenses harness the power of dramatic weather conditions and natural light.

Tom works largely with Sony, Fuji, and Nikon high res digital systems as he experiments with different cameras and post editing techniques and actions to achieve his desired look.

The new 2017 United States U.S. Flag Stamp featuring Tom’s work will debut January 27th, nationwide. The U.S. Flag Forever Stamp is to be dedicated at a first-day ceremony during the Atlanta Area Stamp Show to celebrate the Postal Service tradition of patriotism with the usage of one of our country’s most beloved symbols of freedom.

Congratulations to Tom on this tremendous accomplishment!






© Tom Grill/Corbis

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Meet Tom Grill – Photographer of the 2017 United States U.S. Flag Stamp