Thomas Balsamo A 40 Year Retrospective in portraiture and filmmaking

•September 19, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Photographer and Filmmaker Thomas Balsamo

Presents his 40-year Retrospective Gallery and Speaks on a Lifetime of Passion for Creating Imagery

On Thursday, September 20th, 6:00 to 8:00pm at Barrington’s White House,Thomas will be showing fine-art portrait work that spans decades of striving to capture a glimpse of the soul through the eyes.We will present a lifetime of portrait studies and images from many philanthropic projects.

On Saturday, September 22, Thomas will be speaking at 1:30 about the deeper value of interpretive portraiture, the progression into social – cause filmmaking, and the path to using your gifts, passions, and talents to make a positive impact on the world.


Dying man challenges the world to ‘squeeze every last drop out of life.’ Parts 1 to 7

•September 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Be Inspired is a series of inspirational interviews from inspirational people. Parts 1 to 7

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Thank you Paul Launer for Inspiring us to focus on the positive aspects of our lives no matter what.

Brought to you by World Touch Productions
Leaving Impressions on Hearts and Minds
Created by Thomas Balsamo and Wade Balsamo

Special Thanks to Sue Randall and Bob Lee

November 2013 Daily Herald Video

•July 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Daily Herald Barrington-area photographer captures special-needs kids’ beauty


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2003 Souls Book in Barns and Noble

•November 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment



2009 Gigi’s Playhouse “I have a Voice” gallery show at Des Plaines Library

•November 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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2013 Gigis playhouse 10th anniversary calendar

•November 18, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Gigis Playhouse 3013 Calendar

Shooting the 2013 Gigi’s Playhouse was fun but it was a blast getting it autographed.
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2008 CNN used my work and interviewed me on their web site

•November 14, 2013 • Leave a Comment



For years CNN has used my work from my book Souls Beneath and Beyond Autism.

Click link to view interview


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Toys R Us and Babies R Us “Faces of Autism”

•November 12, 2013 • Leave a Comment

My work was in every Toys R Us and Babies R Us  store and on their website March and April for 4 years the campaign raised 6.5 Million for Autism Speaks. I’m very proud of this project it was cool shooting for Toys R Us in New Jersey. We captured 12 Autistic children in 1 day it was a great shoot.


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2003 My Images appeared on the cover and article of Professional Photographers of America magazine

•November 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Cure Autism Now Walk in LA 2003 35 Memorable Moments from 35 Years of Portraiture

•November 9, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Cure Autism Now Walk in LA 2003

With Bob, Sharon, Raia and Joey Rosenbloom