The backstage world in music is loaded with stories. Tom's photographs have graced several books and was published in Rolling Stone Magazine.
Several groups used Tom's photographs for posters, publicity photos and part of their album cover design. It was a very exciting time, with lots of memories and life long friends.
Tom started graduate school in Madison to study sculpture in 1975. While working on his art, he won concert tickets on a local radios station . Winning was a regular occurrence and that led to photographing the concerts and eventually doing all the backstage photography for WISM radio. This also led to becoming a staff photographer on several Madison, Wisconsin based music publications. Tom enjoyed access to about 70 concerts per year. With access to photographing the concerts from prime locations and doing posed photographs for the covers of the publications, Tom captured images of some of the top individuals and groups in the 70s and 80s.