About Tom Freeman

Tom Freeman is a multiple award winning photographer based on the west coast of Florida and in northern Wisconsin. Tom has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the Carribean. His fine art tells a story into which the viewer is drawn  by the detail in his images. Most recently, Tom has worked with a Disney filmmaker and  long exposure master, Marc Koppel, of Vancover, BC. Tom's work is displayed in various art galleries throughout the country and also exhibited in a few select art shows.Tom's love for the camera was nurtured by his father when he was a young boy. His art work has become well known in many parts of North America.

About Tom Freeman's Boathouses Photography book

Boathouses in Wisconsin are a piece of history. From the 1890s through the 1960s, resorts and lakeshore dwellers built structures in which to park their boats and store related gear such as water skis, oars, fishing equipment and the like. The most elaborate boathouses also contain living quarters—some rustic and others complete with electricity and plumbing fixtures. It’s been over 30 years since the State of Wisconsin stopped issuing permits for “wet” boathouses— those with all or part of the supporting structure below the water line of the lake or river—out of concern for protecting water quality and fisheries. Boathouses built before December 1979 may now only be repaired within strict guidelines, with fewer restrictions for historic boathouses. Several of the boathouses that appear in this book are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Eventually, many of these boat-houses will disappear from the landscape. For those who prefer to see the lakes in a more natural condition this is a change to be welcomed, but for others, the boathouses are cherished reminders of the passage of an era.

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