Some camera buffs speak through their photos.
Tom Applegate is just the opposite.
He lets photos speak to him.
Applegate is an artist, photographer, technician and digital illustrator in a field that, in many ways, is still in infancy.
The Lansford man snaps a shot and then uses it as a blank canvas to further cultivate a message.
"It starts out as photography," he says. "But it goes elsewhere. It's enhanced photography."
Actually, some might call it magic. Or fantasy. Or a form of expression without words.