My name is Tom McCabe. I was born in Chicago in 1946 and raised there. I studied Commercial Art in High School and later studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago. My talent in the arena of drawing and painting, however, was limited. As a young boy I began taking photographs with a Kodak Brownie and came to love that aspect of expression. Over the years I studied when and as I could and I continue to do so whenever time allows. I have attended the East Coast School on four occasions for week long seminars on photographic art, and interact with other photographers every chance I get. I'm a member of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina, and Professional Photographers of America, and I belong to a local group, The Professional Imaging Group of Eastern North Carolina. I retired from the US Marine Corps in 2004 after 31 years of service.