I was drawn to it [portrait photography]. For unknown reasons I was drawn to portraiture. I liked the interaction. I was the editor of my college yearbook at Kent State. and I always liked the photographs they used, the generic, that were just headshots. - Tom Warren

In New York of the 1980s art was happening on the streets and in the clubs. Artists, critics, collectors, dealers, and curators were attracted to the vibrant city of contrasts. They were the favored subjects of the omnipresent photographer, Tom Warren. With his portraits of the people and life of New York’s art scene during its golden era, he created memories and documents of the essence of these times. His photographs offer a glimpse into this art-filled world and brings a bygone decade to life.