Thomas Slatin


I was born and raised in New York City, and started writing and taking photos at the age of eight. In 1996, I designed and published my very own website. I have been employed as a writer, photographer, and website designer in various capacities since age 18.

In July 1998, I became a certified Emergency Medical Technician, then in 2001, became a certified Firefighter. I served 18 years in the fire service, pursuing a career in the fire service for 18 years. I later left the fire and EMS service in 2016, shortly after being promoted to the rank of Fire & EMS Lieutenant, to pursue a lifelong dream of being a self-employed writer and photographer.

I am currently a contributing photographer for Canva.com, and Getty Images. My writing focuses on unique life experiences, while my photography focuses on abandoned locations, and adventure photography.


Contact: tom@tomslatin.com
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  • JPG Magazine Member Of The Week – December 2018
  • DreamHost.com Dreamiest Website Of The Year – December 2016


Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin Reviews His Photos From 2019

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on November 20, 2020. Adventure photographer Thomas Slatin highlights portrait photography from New York City and adventure photography from Upstate New York Thomas W.P. Slatin shares his writing and photography work through his award winning blog, which can be found at ​www.tomslatin.com​. Slatin continues his “Decade in Review” this week, discussing his work from 2019. One of his biggest accomplishments of 2019, as Slatin recalls, includes his photographs of the Fownes Factory. Slatin states, “My proudest achievement from this year was getting permission to explore and photograph the Fownes Factory in Amsterdam, New York. I spent the good part of the day exploring and photographing the […]


Photography Featured From Catskills And Acadia National Park

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on November 14, 2020. Renowned photographer, Thomas Slatin, known for his work in adventure photography, shares his diverse range of photography work. Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin recalls some of his most interesting work, to share his photography with readers this week beginning with his photographs of The Madison Hotel in Stamford, New York. Slatin discussed The Madison Hotel in a recent interview, stating, “I was fascinated and moved by The Madison Hotel in Stamford, New York. My family friends owned The Madison Hotel for many years, and I would often visit the old hotel as a child. Our family friend, Michael Jacobs, used the building as […]


What Makes a Getty Images Photographer?

The following article was written by Amelia Desertsong, and was originally published by ThePhoenixDesertsong.com on November 12, 2020. As a registered photographer for Getty Images, Thomas Slatin has a wide-ranging array of both color and black & white stock images available for sale on iStockPhoto. He has been sharing his beautiful photography since 1998 on his personal website, TomSlatin.com. Thomas is an expert at both film photography and digital photography, the latter which he currently takes with his Canon 5DSR.  Recently, I spoke to Thomas about his passion for photography. Like many young photographers, Thomas began with film photography, using a Canon 35mm from the 1970’s. His tutelage started under his late father, the multi-talented Dr. Harvey L. Slatin. From […]


Media Appearances

Thomas Slatin Interview On WIOX

“Please tune in this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at 4 P.M. to my show “That’s What She Said“, when my special guest will be Thomas W.P. Slatin, photographer and writer. Mr. Slatin is an extraordinary photographer and writer whose talents were recognized and encouraged at an early age, especially by his father, the genius scientist Dr. Harvey Slatin, and always fearlessly supported by his mother the Former Mayor of Stamford Anne Pratt Slatin. Mr. Slatin’s photography is outstanding as is his written word. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a true artist speak about his work. If you would like to chat with Thomas on his work during the interview, please call in to 607-326-3913.” —Melody DiGregorio, WIOX Radio WIOXradio.org



Praise For ‘Entropy’

Buy It Now At AmazonFull-Size Version | Half-Size Version A fascinating glimpse into places that were left behind, abandoned, or simply forgotten about. Take a tour to many long-forgotten places that people rarely ever think about, and never visit. (114 Pages) What others are saying about Entropy… This book is full of fantastic views and excellent photos. Well worth the price. Each photo will make you stop and think.” Incredible collection of photographs that say so much more than words could tell the story. The author’s eye is excellent. Thomas Slatin is indeed a genius! Don’t miss this one! Great investment that you will not regret. Dick Woodhouse Thomas Slatin is a talented photographer and this is definitely evident in […]


Entropy — The Beauty Of Decay

“A fascinating glimpse into places that were left behind, abandoned, or simply forgotten about. Take a tour to many long-forgotten places that people rarely ever think about, and never visit.” Buy It On Amazon.com



  1. Paul


    I would like to publish your “80 Journal Writing Prompts” piece on my tumblr.

    I would actually just share the link to the original post on your webpage, which will hopefully give you more traffic as well.

    Feel free to check my tumblr.

    Thanks for your time.

    1. Thomas

      Great! As long as you link back, go for it!

      Thank you!

  2. Jesse

    I’m doing my senior project on abandoned photography. and i was wondering if you would be willing to give some information on how you think or know it got started. and the importance to you? and what would you put into a research paper about abandoned photography? please feel free to reply to my email. all the information you provide helps me out a lot thank you so much.Jesse

    1. Thomas

      Are you asking how I got started, or how the genre or medium itself got started?

  3. lori greer

    Fascinating blog. Will be a frequent visitor!

    1. Thomas

      Thank you! It means a lot to me when people enjoy my work! 🙂

  4. Jean M Cogdell

    As an EMT/Firefighter you will no doubt have an abundance of stories to tell. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Hope you’ll stop by often, doors always open at Jean’s Writing.

    1. Thomas

      I do have an enormous number of stories to tell, however, due to the nature of the job, most stories must be kept confidential. I may now and again make an obscure reference to something that happened years ago in casual conversation, no specifics, but I am very cautious never to publish any such accounts.

  5. Danny Ray

    Tom…love the new site layout. Absolute homerun-large images, easy navigation. Great job as it is so much easier to find my way around.

    1. Thomas

      Thank you, Danny! It took a considerable amount of time to switch things up a bit, but in the end, it was worth it. Glad you’re happy with the new and improved layout! 🙂

  6. Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

    I nominated you for award. I usually don’t do them and don’t know if you do–actually I think I nominated you before. Anyway, no big deal, just wanted to let you know. 

    Jasper Kerkau

    1. Thomas

      Well thank you.  So very kind of you to do so!

      Thomas 🙂

  7. Unexpected Denouement – TomSlatin.com

    […] was originally planning on updating my About Page, but thought wisely and published this in the form of an aside.  It might be considered to some to […]

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