About

About

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

Thomas Slatin
TomSlatin.com
PO Box 1231
Middletown Springs, VT 05757 USA

Links

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Awards

  • JPG Magazine Member Of The Week – December 2018
  • DreamHost.com Dreamiest Website Of The Year – December 2016

Press

About Thomas Slatin, By Amelia Desertsong, 2021

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 […]

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Four Photos That Will Make You A Fan Of Urban Exploration Photography

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by BuzzFeed on January 1, 2021. Westholm Hotel, Stamford, New York This photograph of the Westholm Hotel in Stamford, Hotel is one of the last remaining photographs of the property to be found online, before the hotel experienced additional decay and dilapidation. The hotel was known for being a tourist attraction in his heyday, in the region of the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. Wooden Barn and Silo near Warnerville, New York at Sunset Sometimes Slatin’s work features beautiful landscapes and interesting properties, such as this old barn and silo with a stunning country background and a dramatic sky. The photographer named it, “A Million Years Before […]

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Tom Slatin’s Vermont Photography Adventures: Montpelier, VT

The following article was written by Amelia Desertsong, and was originally published by ThePhoenixDesertsong.com on December 12, 2020. Upon his move to Vermont, master photographer Thomas Slatin wasted no time in scouting out the historic towns and cities of the Green Mountain State. Among them was none other than the state capital of Montpelier. The capital is about a 45 minute drive from Vermont’s largest city of Burlington and about a half hours drive from the ski resort town of Stowe. While Montpelier isn’t nearly as large as Burlington or as well-known and picturesque as Stowe, Montpelier has plenty of historic charm. For a state capital, it has a small town feel with a relaxed downtown atmosphere. Here are two […]

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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

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Books

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 […]

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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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  1. Paul

    Hi,

    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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