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A journey into the aesthetic of a photographer and the creation of philosophical world class photography.

As an artist, Queens, NY born and bred, African American street photographer Thomas Clark started his career at eleven years old when his mother, Gloria Clark, offered him an eight millimeter movie camera as a birthday present. From the steps of his St Albans House, home of many cultural American icons, including John Coltrane, Fats Waller and Ella Fitzgerald, to name a few, to the border of Nepal and India more than forty years later, this amazing photographer graced the streets of the world with an uncanny sense for still images in motion.

Street after street, from New York to San Francisco to Los Angeles to Warsaw and more, Thomas Clark roamed the world with an idea: What if these faces, encounters, scenes and places were linked together by an invisible force, that primal force in the universe, a force called love?

As he gained confidence with his technique, his camera became an extension of his mind, heart and soul, as if it was capturing the elusive magic of the canvas of life itself. As the passion grew, relationships started to form with fellow artists, muses and lasting friendships associated from further or closer to Thomas Clark’s body of work which needed to be shared at some point. And, that point is now.

“Shadows in the box is a tale about the life and times of Thomas Clark. A man who could shatter the walls of indifference and enlighten moments of bemusement.” – Scenema

This documentary is a testimony made from his point of view. As best as the medium of film could create, Thomas Clark narrates in his own words the journey that he took upon himself to undertake half a century ago till the present day.

As he reconnects with old photographer friends Peter Hill, and world renown war photographer Stanley Greene, and discusses one of his essays on Off Track Betting with legendary photographer Robert Frank, Thomas Clark comes to life before our eyes as his shadows do outside the box.

Biographical Documentary / 136 minutes / Color and Black and White / English / A film by Vaintino.


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