— Philip Thomas has been a full-time professional photographer for 10+ years. He is currently based out of Rogers, Arkansas where he owns and operates this small commercial photography company called Novo Studio.
— I've been a full time professional photographer for the last 10+ years. Before that, I worked in the corporate world as a graphic designer. I took up photography in college because a graphic design professor told me I would never make it as a designer because I couldn't draw well enough. I picked up a camera and learned how to take pictures as a way to compensate for my apparent lack of illustrative ability. My interest in photography only grew after college, as I transitioned from the film to the digital format.
When I started this little company, I chose to use a business name other than my own personal name. I picked the name Novo because it means "to revive, refresh, change, alter or invent”. For me, this name is something to aspire to everyday, both in my professional and my personal life. I enjoy my work because of the variety of projects I work on and the people I work with. Like most photographers, I enjoy traveling and if I can turn a work trip into a truck camping experience, I will do so without hesitation. These days, a majority of my photography work is what you see here on this website. But I still enjoy shooting a limited number of weddings and portraits here and there.
I am a husband to Kristen, a father to Weston and Summer (twins), and a close friend to a select few that have known me at my best and at my worst. On any given day, I will exercise, either by running or riding my mountain bike on the local trails. I will almost always choose to read a book over watching television. And I prefer to read a book in close proximity to a crackling fire, either outdoors or next to my wood stove. I also enjoy thunderstorms, playing guitar, fishing, hiking, swimming, and driving. And when it comes to choosing which roads to take while driving, I will almost always #opt4scenic.
— I consider it a great honor and creative challenge to be tasked with visually communicating a product or business through the process of creating images. The best part of my job (besides getting paid to be creative), is the opportunity to learn from clients about their businesses, their passions and how their worlds work. My work has appeared in numerous local as well as national campaigns and publications. Since commercial work is such a broad spectrum to work in, I've listed below the types of commercial projects I have experience with and am typically hired for. Please contact me for rates and availability.
Lifestyle Photographs for brands or specific audiences
Editorial / Documentary Photographs for publications
Product Photographs companies (both in-studio and on-location)
Portrait Photographs for people in the workplace, music industry, etc.
Event Photographs for companies, organizations and publications