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
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Last Remaining Photos Taken Of The Historic ‘Eagle’s Nest’ Inn

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by The Mountain Eagle Newspaper on February 21, 2020, Page A9. [PDF Copy Of Article] Urban Exploration photographer, Thomas Wilson Pratt Slatin re-turned to ‘The Eagles Nest’ in Stamford, New York to obtain some of the last remaining photographs of the property. The property was home to a Stamford, New York native, namely Ned Buntline. It was once an inn belonging to the group of well-known inns that once provided a reason that the Catskills were a well-visited travel destination in its heyday. It was February of 2018 that Thomas W.P. Slatin revisited the property to obtain both exterior photographs of the home utilizing film, and photographs of […]


Growing Up on Bank Street – Thomas Slatin Inspired By His Roots

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on December 3, 2019. Photographer and writer Thomas W.P. Slatin, inspired by his parents and friends Charles Kuralt, Allen Ginsberg and Judith Edelman. During a recent interview with Thomas Slatin, he discussed the impact which growing up on Bank Street in Greenwich Village of Manhattan has had on his life. His father, Dr. Harvey L. Slatin purchased an apartment building on Bank Street in Manhattan, where Thomas grew up in the 80’s. The Slatin family’s neighbors were most definitely also inspirational people, who were doing what they loved for a living. This certainly helped to form a young Slatin, who to this day holds a belief […]

Thomas W.P. Slatin

Art Photography Book, “Entropy” Focuses on Urban Exploration

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on October 13, 2019. This article also appeared on Fooshya.com. Accomplished photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin publishes an art photography book focusing on some of his best work spanning a decade. A unique, technically stunning, urban exploration, art photography book entitled, “Entropy” is now available online through Amazon.com and Blurb.com, thanks to writer and photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin. Thomas Slatin is known for his unique photography and his contributions as an engaging writer on his award winning blog, www.tomslatin.com. His art photography book, “Entropy” contains approximately 100 photographs. The photographs were hand selected by Slatin, after deciding upon his “top picks” out of “literally thousands of possible […]


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


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  • Thomas says:
    February 11, 2017 at 9:14 AM



  • Sudden Denouement Literary Collective says:
    December 18, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    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


    • Thomas says:
      December 18, 2016 at 9:43 PM

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

      Thomas 🙂


  • Danny Ray says:
    November 26, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    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.


    • Thomas says:
      November 26, 2016 at 9:10 AM

      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! 🙂


  • Jean M Cogdell says:
    March 6, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    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.


    • Thomas says:
      March 6, 2016 at 1:55 PM

      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.


  • lori greer says:
    February 25, 2016 at 12:15 AM

    Fascinating blog. Will be a frequent visitor!


    • Thomas says:
      February 25, 2016 at 7:09 AM

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


  • Jesse says:
    November 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    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


    • Thomas says:
      November 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

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


  • Paul says:
    November 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM


    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.


    • Thomas says:
      November 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM

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

      Thank you!


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