Paul Thacker (born 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia USA) is an American photographer. His first subjects, all shot in BW, consisted of small abstract urban scenes and solitary flowers on an old piece of black fabric. In 1992, William Clift suggested Thacker begin making portraits. This led to a career as a BW portrait photographer. Later, he turned his attention to intimate urban scenes he calls Vignettes and rural landscape scenes found around his home in Oregon, USA. This newer work is digital color and is based on an intense interest in color theory and human visual perception.
For Sigma Global, Thacker shot the introductory images for the Sigma SD1 for CP+ 2012. He also created the photographic material for the Sigma DP1 Merrill.
A few of Thacker’s main influences are Irving Penn, Andrey Tarkovsky and Arvo Part. He works out of his daylight studio on his farm on Sauvie Island in the state of Oregon (USA).