Tom Baril (b. 1952) is a leading American photographic artist known for his unique approach to depicting common objects and his work with 4x5 Polaroid pinhole and 8x10 collodion wet-plate photography. Born in Connecticut, he studied photography at New York’s School of Visual Arts.
His studies include urban architecture, minimalist seascapes, detailed botanicals, and still lifes. He also uses inventive techniques, such as applying selenium to prints and placing them in black tea to create a gold patina. His work has been featured in many publications and collections at institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University.