Paul Thacker (born 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia USA) is an American photographer. His first subjects, all shot in BW, consisted of small abstract urban scenes and solitary flowers on an old piece of black fabric. In 1992, William Clift suggested Thacker begin making portraits. This led to a career as a BW portrait photographer. Later, he turned his attention again to urban scenes which he calls Vignettes, and rural landscapes found around his home in Oregon, USA.  This newer work is digital color and is based on an intense interest in color theory and human visual perception.

A few of Thacker’s main influences include Irving Penn, Andrey Tarkovsky and Arvo Part. He works out of his daylight lit studio on his small farm on Sauvie Island.