Thomas Slatin was born and raised in New York City. He started writing and taking photos at the age of eight. In 1996, Thomas designed and published his first personal website, and TomSlatin.com was established in July 1998. He has been employed as a freelance writer, photographer, and website designer in various capacities since age 18.

In July 1998, Thomas was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Then, in 2001, he became a certified Firefighter. He served 18 years in the fire service, while also pursuing writing, photography, and website design part-time, Shortly after being promoted to the rank of Fire & EMS Lieutenant in 2016, Thomas left the Fire and EMS service to pursue a lifelong dream of being a self-employed writer and photographer.

In 2020, Thomas moved to his forever home in Vermont with his partner Amelia Desertsong. Together, they travel around New England photographing the small town life and historical landmarks the region has to offer. They plan to travel as much of the United States as possible collecting photos and accounts of America’s mysteries and stories. One day, they hope to also travel the world in search of unique perspectives shared through writing and photography.

Besides enjoying time with his partner, family, and friends at his Vermont estate, Thomas is a major railroad enthusiast and avid outdoorsman. Thomas also enjoys geocaching and he has branded trackable geocoins that travel many thousands of miles all over the world. 

Thomas is currently a contributing photographer for Canva, EyeEm, and Getty Images. His writing focuses on creative nonfiction about unique life experiences. Meanwhile, his photography focuses on abandoned locations, urban exploration, and adventure photography. His writing and photography is also featured in numerous media venues, which you can find in his Press Kit. He has also published a photography book called Entropy, which can be found for sale on Amazon.

Written By Amelia Desertsong

15 thoughts on “About Thomas Slatin, By Amelia Desertsong, 2021

  1. The post describes that Thomas is really hard-working from teenage only. His career had some fluctuations but a nice one.

  2. Thomas is currently a contributing photographer for Canva, EyeEm, and Getty Images. His writing focuses on creative nonfiction about unique life experiences. Yeah you are a professional now, kudos to you.

  3. Wow, I see where all this inspiration is coming from. A beautiful wifey and Amelia is an inspiration on itself. I love your work, please be safe with u and your family

  4. Very good read and thanks for sharing your story. I have followed your work for a while now and keep it up!!! I may have gripes with your shots he he. but that us just a preference. Good job man!!!!

  5. What a wonderful story! I too was dreaming the same. Going on an adventure and working on things you so loved!

  6. The article tells us how talented Tom is at his early age. As he grow older, he learns more and use it on his talents.

  7. Wow, such a gifted Tom indeed. Complemented with an inspiring and gifted wife. I love this and it’s easy to understand what you’ve gone through

  8. You’ve done great things in our life, Tom, it´s good to have that type of clarity to know what you enjoy to do and just make it happen as a life project.

  9. Excellent review of my friend Thomas W.P. Slatin. Our hearts and his, shine brightly in this review of the multiple and continuing highlights his life.

  10. Interesting to hear that Thomas has a partner in crime with his creative pursuits! Great photo as well that to me is very telling of Tom in a nutshell.

  11. Thomas’s dream did came true together with his hard work. He work his way up to where he is right now. From being a web designer, Lieutenant EMT, Firefighter up to his ultimate dream as a writer and photographer. It inspires me to pursue what I truly want for my self.

  12. Congratulations for making your dream come true Thomas! You definitely are an amazing person. Keep up the good work!

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