Paul Thacker (b.1961 Atlanta, Georgia. USA) is an American photographer. His first subjects, all BW negative, consisted of small abstract urban scenes and solitary flowers shot against 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 returned to urban scenes which he calls Vignettes, and rural landscapes found around his home in the state of Oregon.  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 influences include Andrey Tarkovsky, Irving Penn and Arvo Part. He works out of his daylight lit studio on his small Sauvie Island farm.