Theo Stroomer

  • Lives in Denver, Colorado.
  • Works as a photographer and an artist.
  • Pronounces his name "Tay-oh".
  • Is known for his love of donuts and tumbleweeds.
  • Learned bikebuilding after a treasured purple aluminum Cannondale was stolen outside a Denver coffeeshop.
  • Lived in Bangladesh (RPCV) and Bolivia.
  • Has nightmares after he eats cherries.
  • Was born with perfect pitch. Played the oboe.
  • Majored in philosophy at Carleton College.
  • Owns an original Nintendo system. 30 years later, the batteries in Zelda still work (!!)
  • Reached 400,000 miles driving his 1985 Mercedes.
  • Would be happy to bake something for you.
  • Listened to a lot of music in 2020. Favorites included Rosalía, Fleet Foxes, Brittany Howard, Lido Pimienta, Tigran Hamasyan, Khruangbin, The Daktaris, Sturgill, Hot Chip, Glass Animals, and the Frozen soundtrack.

Stroomer's photography is focused on American communities, combining research with long-form journalism to explore history, symbols, and subcultures.

 

 

Contact

Email:   theo@theostroomer.com    (Theo uses he/him/his pronouns)

Redux Pictures represents Theo's editorial work. For editorial commissions (magazines, news, etc) contact Marcel Saba and Tiffany Clark. For archive and syndication, contact archive@reduxpictures.com. For commercial inquiries (if thru Redux) contact Patrick O'Leary. Not sure? Email Theo directly.

Location: Theo lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

Tel: 303.350.7870
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Clients

AARP
ALA
American Heart Association
Bloomberg Businessweek
BuzzFeed
Centura Health
Chronicle of Higher Ed
City of Boulder
CNN
Der Spiegel
Diageo
Forbes
Fortune
Gaiam
Intuit
Mashable
McGowan Fund
Mother Jones
New York Times
NPR
Open Society Foundations
Oracle
Personal Capital
Politico
Popular Mechanics
Rolling Stone
Swedish Hospitals
TIME
Trust for Public Land
University of Colorado
Vox
Wall Street Journal
The Y / YMCA
5280 Magazine

 

Recognition

NYT LENS Portfolio Review 2021
American Photography 36
PDN's 30, Nominee 2018-19
Magenta Flash Forward 2017
Review Santa Fe 2017
American Photography 33
American Photography 32
Photolucida Critical Mass 2015
Documentary Project Fund Grant
Puffin Foundation Grant
Luminous Endowment Grant


 

Wait, how do you pronounce your name?

"Tay-oh", which sounds like "Day-o" and "Hey-o!" I am part Dutch and that's my nickname, short for Theodore. My last name rhymes with Homer, like the Simpsons character (not Boomer, like the football analyst).

 

 

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