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


Thomas W.P. Slatin Discusses Memorable Work Spanning the Decade

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on September 17, 2020. Thomas W.P. Slatin Discusses Memorable Work Spanning the Decade Thomas Wilson Pratt Slatin is a well-known photographer and writer, whose work in photography ranges from interesting urban exploration and adventure photography to beautiful landscape photographs and portraits. During this week’s interview with Thomas Slatin he recaps his photographs which have stood the test of time, representing some of his most memorable work to date. This week he discusses photography shoots from 2013 for his decade in review. Each week, on Thursday, some of Slatin’s most interesting and beautiful work will be reviewed and discussed. Slatin states, “My most memorable photo shoot from […]


Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin’s “Year In Review”

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on September 10, 2020, then later republished on Newsbreak.com. Each week, spanning the last decade, Thomas W.P. Slatin provides insight on photographs deemed to be his favorite and most interesting. Continuing the weekly “year in review” of renowned photographer Thomas Slatin’s work, looking back on 2012, it is a year of beautiful landscape photographs, as well as some interesting and unique urban exploration photography. When asked about his favorite photo shoot from the year, Slatin did not hesitate to respond, he recalls photographs of a house in Stamford, New York, on the corner of Academy and Main Street. Slatin states, “The house itself is historic, and […]


Thomas W.P. Slatin Discusses Some of his Most Epic Photography

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on September 3, 2020. Thomas Slatin discusses some of his favorite portraits and adventure photography, providing technical insight as well. Thomas Slatin, continuing a decade of his photography in review, reflects back on 2011 to discuss his photography of abandoned resorts, and as well as to reflect on his portrait photography of musicians and their dog. Through his discussions of some of his favorite photography shoots, spanning the last decade; other photographers on the rise can also gain some valuable insight as he scans the decade for some of his favorite photographs, as well as great memories through his work as an adventure photographer. Thomas W.P. […]


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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