Photography by

Tom J. Reardon


Self PortraitTaken in Smithville, Texas. Texture added for interest.

I make my living as a graphic and web designer in Austin, Texas, but pursue photography to get me out in the world. I've learned through books, Creative Live courses, podcasts, the Austin School of Photography and two Santa Fe Workshops (Arthur Meyerson and Sam Abell).

Almost all the images here were taken with my trusty Nikon D80 (2006), though I have tended to rent fancier cameras and lenses for specific trips (such as the Canon M3 and Leica Q). In fall 2022, I bought a Canon R10 with two lenses to start (16 and 50). 

As a designer, I've tended to favor more graphic, simple compositions — but after a workshop with Sam Abell I prefer going wider, trying to create order within the frame and thinking in layers.

I live on a small horse ranch outside of Austin, where my wife runs LOPE. Most of the equine images featured on this site are ex-racehorses who have come through the LOPE program.

You can reach me at treardon [at] Thanks for stopping by.