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My name is Thomas Slatin, and I have been self-employed as a writer, photographer, and website designer since July of 1998, though my first career was in the fire department, where I served full-time for 18 years, and left shortly after being promoted to Lieutenant.

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Awards

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

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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The Only Child Of An Atomic Engineer – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Name Thomas SlatinPhone 518-222-9980Email tom@tomslatin.comWebsite books.tomslatin.com The Only Son of an Atomic Engineer:My Journey From Playful Beginnings To Published WriterA Must-Read For Every Aspiring Writer, Dreamer And Outcast, Author AndPhotography By Thomas Slatin, Available Now VERMONT, UNITED STATES, June 22nd, 2021— Emerging author and photographer Thomas Slatin cringes when asked what he does for a living. His recollections: from youth to professional writer appearing in The Only Son of an Atomic Engineer available from Barnes &Noble. The new release unpacks how high expectations from famous family members, mentors, and himself impact his life, art, and work. Slatin, the self-defined multipotentialist, has owned many labels: son of renowned Manhattan Project scientist, dreamer, literary acolyte, Emergency Medical Technician, […]

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Publishing Your Passion: Creative Nonfiction in 2021

The following article was written by Brianne Wragg, and was originally published by The Los Angeles Tribune on May 22, 2021. Thomas Slatin’s new book, “The Only Child of An Atomic Engineer,” signifies the next chapter in the creative nonfiction writer’s life. Though Slatin has enjoyed a rewarding career as an Emergency Medical Technician and Firefighter spanning some two decades, writing has permeated every aspect of Slatin’s life since writing on his parents’ New York City apartment walls as a child. Slatin says, when it became apparent that he was unlikely to stop, his parents set up a desk and chair with a pile of notebooks and pens. So, how do you rekindle creative passions and pursue them as your […]

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A Conversation With Thomas Wilson Pratt Slatin, Former Firefighter And Now Photographer And Writer

The following article was written by Amanda Robinson, and was originally published by Sunrise News on January 26, 2021. Today we had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas Slatin, a former firefighter and EMT who decided to follow his passion for writing and photography. Winning multiple awards for various forms of work, he is well praised in the field of blogs and photography. We decided to catch up with him and ask about his colorful life and how he got to where he is today. Hi Thomas! What made you decide to open a website and share your experiences from your colorful life?I got into web development in 1996 and built my first personal website around that time too. The Internet […]

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Our Talk With Thomas Slatin, Recipient Of The DreamHost.com Best Website Award

The following article was written by Michael Fernandez, and was originally published by The Daily Scanner on January 25, 2021. BY MICHAEL FERNANDEZ ON JANUARY 25, 2021 Thomas Slatin is a former firefighter and EMT who decided to pursue his career as a writer and a photographer. From web design, to firefighting and medical services to writing and photography, he has done it all and enjoyed success in all fields he has pursued. We wanted to know how he does so well in all of his pursuits and caught up with him one afternoon. Hi Thomas! What made you decide to open a website and share your experiences from your colorful life?I started building my own personal website in 1996.  […]

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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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Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin Shares His First Photographs

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on December 6, 2020, and was later re-published by The Ritz Herald, The Hudson Weekly, Madison Graph, Lincoln Citizen, and Belmont Star. Renowned photographer Thomas Slatin recalls his most prized possession, his first camera given to him at the age of eight by his father. Thomas Slatin is a photographer who believes in doing work that he loves, work for which he feels passion and purpose. Slatin encourages others to do the same, recalling what he dreamt of doing as a child to inspire, and to stress the importance of keeping one’s dreams alive. Slatin’s love for photography and exploration has stayed with him throughout his […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Thomas W.P. Slatin Featured for Urban Exploration Photography

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on November 9, 2020, and was re-published by TravelNewsTips.com on November 9, 2020. Thomas Slatin’s urban exploration photography for the “Decade in Review” this week focuses on his work during 2017 in the Catskills. Thomas Slatin is a photographer and writer, whose work in photography consists of a diverse range of work, from stunning portraits and landscapes to some of the most interesting urban exploration photographs. According to Slatin, “In 2017, I spent most of my time photographing abandoned locations throughout the Catskill Mountains of New York, specifically an area known as the Borscht Belt, where I photographed a lot of otherwise forgotten buildings.” According to […]

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Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin Continues “Decade In Review”

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on November 3, 2020, and later re-published by BrattBeat on November 6, 2020. Thomas Slatin continues to providing a recap of his work spanning the last decade, selecting a few of his favorite photographs from 2016. Thomas W.P. Slatin is an avid adventure, landscape, portrait and urban abandonment photographer who began exploring unknown places, with a camera in tow at the approximate age of eight, after his dad gave him a gift that would have a greater impact on Slatin. Perhaps his dad knew at that time, regarding the positive impact that this gift would have on Slatin’s life – Thomas Slatin’s first camera. Slatin turned […]

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Photographer Thomas Slatin, Model Makayla Martinez In Burlington

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on October 17, 2020. Adventure Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin and model Makayla Martinez team up once again to explore Burlington, Vermont. Burlington, Vermont is a city often visited in the summer and spring, yet also in the winter with given the city’s art based community, as well as the close proximity to Canada’s border, specifically Montreal. Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin, as part of the weekly “Travel Series Throughout Vermont,” visited the intriguing and special city this past week, along with Makayla Martinez to show its beauty and intrigue through photographs. Slatin states, “I had asked around upon moving to Vermont about some of the most photogenic […]

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Thomas Slatin: From Public Servant to Writing Legend

The following article was written by Amelia Desertsong, and was originally published on her blog on October 12, 2020. Have you ever heard of someone who spent eighteen years in public service as an EMT and firefighter moving into a creative field? Certainly, this is a rare feat, and Thomas Slatin has done this admirably. At the same time he began work as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) in Stamford, New York, Thomas also began his website: TomSlatin.com. Twenty-two years later, it’s alive and well featuring Thomas’s writing, photography, and web design exploits. In addition to his tireless work as a public servant for multiple fire departments in New York State, Thomas has worked freelance as a writer, photographer, and […]

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Photographer Thomas Slatin Teams Up With Model Makayla Martinez

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on October 10, 2020. This past week, renowned photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin teamed up with model, Makayla Martinez for a photo shoot in Middletown Springs. Renowned adventure and nature photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin, paired up with model Makayla Martinez to capture the beauty of Vermont through their images, depicting the beauty of Vermont in the fall. Vermont is a beautiful state, with a lot of natural beauty found most everywhere one looks – this is a statement of general consensus that most all can wholeheartedly agree upon. The photographs were taken on Thomas Slatin’s property in Middletown Springs, Vermont. “I used the Poultney River for the […]

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Thomas Slatin’s Beloved Macaw Picture On iStock By Getty Images

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on October 8, 2020. Favorite photographs from renowned photographer, Thomas W.P. Slatin, this week’s “Year in Review.” Known adventure, wildlife and portrait photographer, Thomas W.P. Slatin definitely has his “favorite photographs of all time” from his repertoire of photographs which he has taken over the years. Resuming Slatin’s “Decade in Review” this week, we happen to have a photograph of Slatin’s that is part of his collection on iStock by Getty Images. During the last quarter of 2018, his stunning macaw picture, among others, was one of the photographs responsible for his inclusion as an iStock by Getty Images contributor. The photograph is of a perched […]

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Photographer Drawn To Reside In Vermont Due To Beauty & Intrigue

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on October 1, 2020, and later republished by News Break. Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin on Middletown Springs, VT. Slatin became more fascinated with Vermont after learning about his ancestors. Recently, renowned photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin relocated to Vermont, after spending the last decade learning about his ancestors who hailed from Middletown Springs, Vermont. Slatin stated in a recent interview, “I now reside in Middletown Springs. For more than 10 years, my mother, Anne Pratt Slatin, has been coming here during the summers to research her family history with her 4th cousin, Alice Blakely Marsh, who is from Jericho. My mom and dad, the late Harvey L. […]

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Adventure Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin’s Weekly Review

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on September 25, 2020, and later republished by News Break. Renowned Getty Images contributor, Thomas Slatin shares some highlights of his photography work spanning the last decade. Accomplished urban exploration, and adventure photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin continues to share his passion for photography this week, as he discusses his most memorable photographs of 2014. Next week, Slatin’s work and the weekly article will be focused on Vermont, and the amazing level of beauty found here, which he is documenting through his stunning photography. Not only is Slatin passionate about urban exploration and adventure photography, he shares that same love and dedication for photographing people and animals […]

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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 […]

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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 News Break. 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, […]

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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. […]

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The Magical Wordplay of One Thomas W.P. Slatin

The following article was written by Amelia Desertsong and was originally published by Content Revival on August 29, 2020. As someone who has been blogging on and off since 2003, and more seriously since 2008, I have read quite a few beautiful posts over the years. But, in July 2020, I came across perhaps one of the most stunning pieces I’ve ever come across in my decades on the internet. A good man by the name of Thomas W.P. Slatin offered a link to one of his own favorite pieces of his, called “A Little Ghost for the Offering.” The piece talked about Thomas and his favorite tree from his childhood. It was his safe place, his inspiration, and sadly, […]

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Adventure Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin On Urban X Photography

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on August 27, 2020. The article was later mentioned on News Break. Thomas W.P. Slatin discusses his favorite Urban Exploration photographs from the past decade, beginning with an abandoned home, vintage car Thomas W.P. Slatin, a renowned urban exploration, and adventure photographer is recapping the past decade of his photography work, selecting some of his best work from each year to share with the readers on Patch, on a weekly basis. He is also known for his stunning landscape and portrait photography, which will be featured as well in the forthcoming weeks. Each Thursday, Slatin will share some insight, as well his actual photographs from each […]

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A Decade of Photography in Review Featuring Thomas W.P. Slatin

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on August 24, 2020. Adventure Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin’s Photography Work To Be Highlighted Weekly, Beginning August 28 Thomas W.P Slatin is a well-known master photographer, who takes photographs of otherwise abandoned properties and historic places, in the hopes of restoration. His landscape and portrait photographs often include wildlife, as he has an innate ability to get close enough to them to take photographs, without disturbing them in their natural environments. Speaking of urban exploration photography, Slatin appreciates photographing industrial properties given that they are similar to some of the sites that he and his father, the late Dr. Harvey L. Slatin (an American physicist and […]

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Stunning Photography Changes Lives

The following article was written by Amelia Desertsong and was originally published by Content Revival on August 24, 2020. Thomas Slatin is a master photographer who specializes in adventure photography and urban exploration. In particular, Thomas explores abandoned buildings to record them as they are and to record the history of those buildings. He is also an avid nature lover and photographer of landscapes and wildlife. Recently, I caught up with Thomas about his experiences and achievements with major photography agencies such as Canva and Getty Images. We also talk about one of his all-time favorite abandoned building photoshoot adventures. “It is society that teaches us to focus upon the end result, the finished product, the pinnacle of completion. Yet […]

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Adventure Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin: The Adler Hotel

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on August 24, 2020. Adventure Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin Discusses his Photography Work Featuring The Adler Hotel The Adler Hotel, also known as “Hotel Adler” was open to the public from 1929 until 2004, by different owners who were also the hotel operators. Originally Louis Adler built it and operated it, until selling it to Bernard and Hilda Wieder purchased it in 1951. Thomas W.P. Slatin, a renowned urban exploration, adventure, landscape and portrait photographer (of humans and animals) took a day in 2011 to document the historic hotel with the hopes that one day the hotel would be restored to its original glory and splendor. […]

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The Poetic Nonfiction And Photography (Plus Web Design) Of Tom Slatin

This post was originally published by thephoenixdesertsong.com on August 12, 2020. As I’m wont to do every day, I ran one of my typical morning threads on Twitter. Typically, they are of the #writerslift variety. My hope with these sorts of threads is to promote a wide range of authors, bloggers, creatives, and other content creators. I’ve met so many amazing and incredible talents in the past decade on my favorite social network. But, no one has inspired me the way that writer, photographer, and web designer extraordinaire Tom Slatin has. There was no way I could’ve known from following that link in response to my writer’s lift that day who I would end up meeting. I’ve never met a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) Goodreads 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 […]

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Writer And Photographer Thomas Slatin – Write What You Love

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on August 6, 2019. A recent interview with writer and photographer, Thomas Slatin to encourage readers and writers. A question which is asked of most children, and one most adults can remember being asked as a child is as follows, and it is a question that Thomas W.P. Slatin took seriously when asked at the age of eight. Thomas Slatin recommends that anyone with an interest in writing should, “write what you love, write about what inspires you the most.” Slatin recalls his eight year old self, remembering this question posed to him at this young age. The person who asked such a question is a […]

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Stamford Veteran And Army Physicist Recalls Involvement In ‘Manhattan Project’

The following article was written by M. K. Moynahan, and was published in The Mountain Eagle, in Stamford, New York, USA, on December 4, 2008.(Photograph taken by Thomas Slatin.) STAMFORD, NEW YORK – Few people know village of Stamford has a true connection to the past by virtue of one of its residents, Dr. Harvey Slatin. In 1942, Slatin was tapped by J. Robert Oppenheimer to participate in the “Manhattan Project”. With the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day approaching, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the contributions of this Army veteran and his recollections of the time and his involvement in the project. On December 7, 1941, Japanese submarines and carrier-based planes attached the U.S. Pacific fleet at […]

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Remembering The Westholm

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published in the July 2019 edition of A Time And A Place Magazine. Opening its doors in the late 19th century, and in operation for most of the 20th century, The Westholm Hotel definitely has earned its place in history. The Westholm Hotel was located on Main Street in Stamford, nestled among the Catskill Mountains, Lake Utsayantha, and Mt. Utsayantha, which represent part of the natural beauty of Stamford. The Westholm Hotel was one of many hotels and resorts in the area which thrived during their heyday. The Westholm Hotel was located in close proximity to a railroad station, making it one of the top travel destinations in the […]

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The Importance Of Urban Exploration Photography To Document History

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on June 25, 2019. Photographer Thomas Slatin discusses the Westholm Hotel and how photographs of properties help to preserve history. A recent interview with urban exploration photographer and writer, Thomas W.P. Slatin explores the important purposeful reasons behind a genre of photography known as “urban exploration.” There is a lot involved to photograph properties, many of which have been unoccupied for years. Slatin often photographs properties that have historical significance. The Westholm Hotel located in Stamford, New York is a property that Slatin recently photographed, after the property remained dormant for approximately 20 years. Urban exploration photographers know that there is interest in their work from […]

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Hotel Owner Discusses Intriguing History of The Westholm Hotel

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on April 18, 2019. Victoria Filonenko plans to restore The Westholm Hotel to a healing center with beautiful gardens. This is a historic property in Stamford. Victoria Filonenko, owner of The Westholm Hotel, has plans of restoring the historic property to a healing center. In a recent interview, Filonenko discussed her initial interest in the property, namely the remarkable history which lead to her desire and willingness to restore it as the new owner. “I am fascinated by the beauty and the history of this hotel. When I visited the property initially I sensed warmth, love and maybe even the mystery.” She continued, “when I saw […]

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Urban Exploration Photographer Discusses B & O Railroad Museum

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on April 3, 2019. Renowned photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin plans to honor B & O Railroad Museum and Ellicott Station through his work. American photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin has a passion for urban exploration and locomotive photography, and this love for locomotives is taking him to Baltimore to photograph historic railway sites. His work in photography has led to the restoration of previously abandoned properties and locomotives. Having picked up his first camera at the age of eight which was a gift from his father, Dr. Harvey L. Slatin, Thomas Slatin photographs what he loves, and that includes the many railway stations and locomotives, to include […]

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From Fighting Fires to Writing Prose, How One Former EMS Lieutenant is Changing the Norm

The following article was written by Alexandra Fasulo, and was originally published by London Post on March 9, 2019. It’s not every day that you hear about a public servant, specifically a firefighter, moving into a creative field post-service. Firefighting takes an incredible amount of strength, sacrifice, and focus to ensure people are protected, and in some cases, saved at the expense of the firefighter’s life. It’s an admiral position that not many people in society are prepared to serve as, which is why we are all always so grateful for these brave individuals. Well, one firefighter and former EMS Lieutenant in the Albany, New York region is demonstrating that using public servant experience can be the perfect platform for […]

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Thomas W. P. Slatin Has A Few Tips On Photography And Writing For You

The following article was written by Peter Jackson, and was originally published by Foreign Policy on March 1, 2019. While having a 9 to 5 job might be considered as a stable and risk-free way to acquire monthly income, being self-employed has more than a few benefits over it. Now, while running your own business or doing freelance jobs is not as simple and requires a lot of effort and time to be put in you still get a lot of freedom compared to being someone’s regular employee and you are the one who gets to decide on the next business move. In the past few decades internet has had a huge effect on our society, and although there are […]

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Thomas W. P. Slatin – An Urban Adventurer, Writer, And Photographer

The following article was written by Petar Mikonoss, and was originally published by The Frisky on February 28, 2019. There is one thing we can all agree – although our society is constantly developing it seems that certain things are falling behind, and stable employment is one of those. The unemployment rates throughout Western countries have been higher than in the past few decades, and that is not a good trend to keep up with. The USA is an excellent example of people having trouble to keep their 9 to 5 job and provide for their family each and every month. On the other hand, innovations and self-developed businesses are on the rise as people try to materialize their skills. An […]

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Planting Native Milkweed and Wildflowers to Help Monarch Butterflies Thrive

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by The Lincoln County News on February 19, 2019. Last fall, when photographer Thomas Slatin and his fiancee, Angie Conklin, visited the Midcoast region of Maine, they and other tourists encountered what the lighthouse keeper referred to as an “uncharacteristically late in the season” sighting of monarch butterflies, during a time frame which approached mid-October. “We were waiting to climb to the top of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and the gentleman in charge of the lighthouse, who saw my camera, said, paraphrasing, you may want to step outside and take some photographs of the beautiful monarchs. So we did,” Slatin said. Slatin, Conklin, and many other visitors at […]

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Meet The Blogger

The following interview was conceived by Bryoni Burns at bryoniburnsblog.com. Introduce yourself, why did you start blogging?I started creating websites in 1996, and by 1998 I had landed a job in IT. For many years, I created websites in HTML using a variety of software suites. As time went on, my sites grew to massive sizes, making maintenance and organization a nightmare. Eventually, I migrated the content to a modern content management system, which is now referred to as a blog. How did you come up with your blog name?I just used my name, Tom Slatin. I wanted something that would be easily identifiable as being mine, and something that nobody could ever reasonably claim as their own trademark. What […]

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Photographer Discusses Finding True Talents And Purpose

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on January 28, 2019. Thomas Slatin Discusses his work process throughout the years, as both a writer and a photographer. Years ago, established writer and photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin made a commitment to himself to “always remain certain in the pursuit of work which he loves to do, in the areas of his true talents.” Slatin conveys appreciation to one of his significant sources of inspiration, his late father Dr. Harvey L. Slatin. In a recent interview with Thomas Slatin, certain obvious truths readily present themselves – a passion for his work and a high level of gratitude conveyed by Slatin, due in part to the encouragement […]

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Thomas W.P. Slatin’s Photographs Now On iStock

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on January 28, 2019. Landscape, urban exploration, locomotive, animal and nature photographer Thomas Slatin is now featured on iStock by Getty Images. Thomas W.P. Slatin, known for his urban exploration, nature and locomotive photography is now a contributor for iStock by Getty Images. His work is available on iStock’s website for licensing and utilization by entrepreneurs, designers and all who would like to appreciate and benefit from utilizing his stunning photography work. The photographs available on iStock from Slatin’s collection include images entitled “Winter Fog Over Indian Lake,” “Fiddlehead,” “Only Angels Get a Better View,” “Peacock,” “Tree in a Heavy Fog,” “You Came Back and I Was […]

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Thomas Slatin Is Career EMT

This article was written by Nelson Bradshaw, and was published in The Delaware County Times, in Delhi, New York, USA, on March 10, 2000.  The photograph was also taken by Nelson Bradshaw at the time of the interview. The paper ceased operation in July of 2016, after 35 years. Thomas Slatin has chosen to be a career EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), and has the character required for the profession. He brings dedication, compassion, courage, stamina and training to his EMT role with the Hobart Fire Department. Slatin, twenty years old, has been a licensed EMT for two years. Like other members of rescue squads in Delaware County, he does this work as a volunteer. Also like other emergency squad people, […]

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A Dedication, Passion And A Love For Photography

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on December 23, 2018. Thomas W.P. Slatin has had a camera in hand since the age of eight. His images will now also be on iStock by Getty Images. In a recent interview with accomplished photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin, he took some time to highlight some of his favorite work throughout the years. He describes his love for photography and writing as talents and abilities which stem from “self-motivation, fueled by a passion, dedication and love to create in the form of capturing beautiful and interesting imagery.” Having state of the art camera equipment is great, paraphrasing Slatin, yet “it’s not the camera nor the equipment that […]

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Thomas W.P. Slatin Photography

The  photograph below is entitled “New York State of Mind.”

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The Versatility and Talent of Photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin

Areas of interest and specialization: Landscape, Animals and Nature, Locomotive Photography and Urban Exploration

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Hope For Restoration Of The Westholm Hotel

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on November 13, 2018. Thomas W.P. Slatin photographs the historic Westholm Hotel of the Catskills, located in Stamford, New York. In the late 1800’s The Westholm Hotel opened its doors to become known as one of the most intriguing and majestic hotels in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. Closing its doors in the late 1990’s, many have speculated as to when the once iconic hotel might open its doors again. According to photographer Thomas Slatin, having been given exclusive access to photograph the property, he indicates that the current owners have conveyed to him that they have hopes of restoring the property to its original […]

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The Beauty Of Maine

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on October 30, 2018. Through his travels, writer and photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin documents the beauty and intrigue of Maine through his photographs. Upon a recent visit in October of this year, photographer, writer and influencer Thomas W. P. Slatin photographed numerous beautiful landscape images from various cities in Maine, to include Acadia National Park. Upon Slatin’s visit to Maine, he and his fiancée, Angie Conklin choose to visit the lowland region of Acadia National Park, where they encountered beautiful monarch butterflies during their visit. He stated, “It has always been my style to head directly for the top of the mountains, ever since I was a […]

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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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Creatives: The Importance of Making Social Media a Part of Your Workflow

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Reddit on October 13, 2018. As a published photographer and writer, and a social media influencer who has gained hundreds of thousands followers organically throughout the years, Thomas W.P. Slatin knows the importance of making social media a crucial part of one’s workflow, especially when working as a creative, whether it be as an artist, photographer, talent in the TV/Film industry, or as an entrepreneur. Slatin states, “My photographs are posted to Instagram and Flickr as soon as they are produced. A new blog post is added to my blog at TomSlatin.com every single day at the same time, 9 a.m. EST. Continuing, “as soon as a post […]

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Stay True, Perspective From An American Writer And Photographer

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on September 14, 2018. Thomas W.P. Slatin discusses the importance of pursuing one’s true talents and abilities, and “staying true” in doing work one loves. Thomas W.P. Slatin is a name that some know from social media, where he reaches hundreds of thousands of people in his online audience through his writing and photography. He is known by industry peers as having an “innate ability to bring life to previously abandoned places throughout the world.” He documents abandoned buildings, through his photographs and this translates into an “ability to breathe life into buildings and locations that would be otherwise forgotten,” according to industry peers. Thomas Slatin stated […]

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Maintaining Authenticity In Creative Pursuits

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, featured by Patch.com on September 19, 2018 by national editor Rick Uldricks, and then published again on Yahoo News. Thomas W.P. Slatin discusses the importance of choosing a career path based on one’s interest and passions, and how to make that viable. Thomas W.P. Slatin is published writer and photographer who maintains the importance of staying true to one’s passions and demonstrating how others can truly make a career in photography viable. His photography work is licensed through platforms such as Canva.com and 500px.com. In terms of truly doing work one loves, and being authentic in perpetuation of that work, Slatin states, “there are a lot of very perceptive people in society […]

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Thomas Slatin & Harvey Slatin

An Artist and a Scientist – A Focus on Unity and Inspiration

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on August 30, 2018, and MSN on August 31, 2018. Photographer, and writer Thomas W. P. Slatin discusses a passion for photography, which he shared with his father, Dr. Harvey L. Slatin. “My father used to tell me that you either do good work or you don’t do it at all. I was raised to believe that quality, doing the right thing and personal responsibility, as well as acceptance of others is most important,” recalls Thomas W. P. Slatin, son of Dr. Harvey L. Slatin and Anne P. Slatin. Slatin continued in a recent interview to state, “My father was a scientist and inventor, a local celebrity, […]

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Photographer’s Work Leads To Hope for Restoration of Locomotive

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on August 7, 2018. Thomas W.P. Slatin, based in Upstate New York focuses on urban exploration photography. This has lead to restoration. Thomas W.P. Slatin is a lifelong writer and photographer, since around the age of eight. Slatin is also a prior 17 year firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He began to incorporate more of a focus on photography into his life when he chose to transition his work to become a full-time writer and photographer. He recalls much of his early photography work “revolving around his work schedule as an EMT and a firefighter,” when his location scouting would be simply recognizing various locations of […]

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Thomas W.P. Slatin – True Talent Realized at a Young Age

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on August 2, 2018. Thomas Slatin, photographer and writer discusses how his talents were revealed at a young age, encouraging all to follow their dreams. Thomas W.P. Slatin, a published urban exploration photographer and writer, stated in a recent interview that his interests and talents in writing and photography were revealed by the age of eight. In this inspiring interview, he encourages others to “follow their dreams.” Continuing, “few know that my father, a scientist by profession, was passionate about photography. When I was eight, my father gifted me a basic 35 mm film camera. It had the most basic settings, and utilized 100 or 400 ISO […]

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Thomas Slatin, Master Photographer Discusses Inspiration

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on Patch.com on August 1, 2018. Thomas W.P. Slatin, a social media influencer, writer and photographer discusses how his most amazing experiences in life are documented. “My most amazing, epic and most adventurous experiences get documented through my writing and photography work,” states Thomas W.P. Slatin in a recent interview. He continued, “the best part of my childhood were the adventures and experiences I had by exploring places, and today I continue that into adulthood, photographing locations which are off limits to the majority of people.” As summarized by Slatin, he conveyed that he knows that his early explorations as a child, as well as the curiosity and inspiration […]

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Thomas W.P. Slatin – Master of Photography, Talented Writer and Influencer

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published on LinkedIn on June 28, 2018. As a long time strategist, publicist and professional in TV/Film, I focus some of my efforts and time on promoting outstanding work created by other immensely talented people. The photography of Thomas W.P. Slatin stands out.

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Featured Writer Friday — Thomas Slatin

The following article was adapted from an interview on May 4, 2018 with with Dan Swords. My name is Thomas Slatin, and I am an American writer, photographer, and website designer.  I run a hugely successful blog, TomSlatin.com, which is part photo gallery, part online writing magazine, and part web design resource.  Somehow I manage to incorporate the greater part of two decades of web design, writing, and photography into my massive blog, which I update on a daily basis.

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Writer And Master Photographer Thomas Slatin On Revisiting The American Museum Of Natural History And Work From His Archives

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene. In 2009, Thomas Slatin, a life long writer since the age of eight, and at the time a full time Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Firefighter, began to incorporate even more of a focus on photography into his life. He recalls much of his photography work “revolving around his work as an EMT and Firefighter, with a few exceptions.” Thomas Slatin continued, “a lot of the images I had taken at this point of my career were captured while I was at work,” or he would see something of interest that he wanted to photograph and would stop later to photograph various locations after his work day.  It was also during 2009 […]

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Thomas Slatin Selected As Photographer and Cinematographer On PEACE, LOVE, UNITY

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Broadway World, on March 5, 2018. In a recent interview, renowned master photographer, writer, influencer and graphic designer Thomas Slatin discusses his role in an upcoming dance and music based TV series, directed by TV /Film professional, journalist and animal advocate, Lisa Pellegrene.

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Thomas Slatin – Childhood Exploration Leads To Finding His Purpose and an Inspiring Career Path

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene. Since 2002, Thomas Slatin has identified roughly 100 photo shoot locations and completed all of them as planned. Slatin is known for photographing abandoned properties as a means of documenting and preserving the locations. In some cases his work leads to interest from developers to restore what would be considered otherwise forgotten properties. During a recent interview he spoke of what it takes to effectively do research for a photography shoot in terms of proper planning and a thorough pre-production process. Slatin, discussing the impact his childhood has had on his career path, “when I was a child, I just went to these abandoned, forgotten, or neglected places to explore and document […]

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Perpetual Inspiration – Thomas Slatin, Influencer, Writer, Master Photographer and Web Designer

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene. “My most amazing, epic and most adventurous experiences get documented through my writing and photography work,” states Thomas Slatin in a recent interview. He continued, “the best part of my childhood were the adventures and experiences I had by exploring places, and today I continue that in adulthood, photographing locations which are off limits to the majority of people.”

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What It Takes To Succeed As A Writer As Discussed By Influencer, Writer And Photographer Thomas Slatin

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene. Perseverance. This is one quality great writers must have and anyone who succeeds in their path of choice, as discussed by Thomas Slatin in a recent interview. His passion and determination for writing and his desire to become a writer, first revealed itself at the age of eight. His earliest work consisted of writing short stories, rhymes and songs. Slatin recalls his immense love for books at an early age, particularly the book gifted to him by his parents entitled “Where the Wild Things Are.” It was also at the age of eight, that Thomas Slatin kept a handwritten journal. “It was nothing formal,” states Slatin, “but as the years went by […]

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Thomas Slatin, The Evolution of a Master Photographer – Love for Photography Rekindled

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene. “At a time when my fiance and I were two kids starting out in the world, we had moved to the Plattsburgh, NY area from Long Island, NY, far away from close friends and family. I had accepted a job as an Emergency Medical Technician. It was soon thereafter that I felt compelled to bring my camera with me when I went to work one day, so that I could photograph an intriguing machine, a farm machine that I had passed by many times to and from work,” states Thomas Slatin in a recent interview.  Unbeknownst to Slatin at the time, this photograph would affect his life in one of the most […]

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Where The Water Meets The Land

I Am Thomas Slatin And This Is Why I Shoot Film

The following article was written by Emulsive, and was originally published on December 6, 2017. A massive thanks to today’s guest for bearing with me over the past few months. It’s my pleasure to bring you all Thomas Slatin! Over to you, Thomas… Hi Thomas, What’s this picture, then? Where The Water Meets The Land Lomography Lady Grey, ISO 100, Canon AE-1, Near Cooperstown, NY TS: This picture is of an old tree dipping its branches in Lake Otsego, near Cooperstown, New York.  I have always been fascinated with water, especially when I capture it in my photographs. Ok, so who are you? (the short version, please) Dino Collection Kodak Gold 35mm, ISO 400, Canon AE-1, 50mm Lens, New York […]

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Wisdom from Writer, Photographer, and Influencer Thomas Slatin: ‘Stay True’

The following article was originally published by Broadway World. Photographer and writer Thomas Slatin reaches nearly four hundred thousand members of his audience on social media through his writing and photography work, often through his ability to “bring life” to previously abandoned places throughout the world. He documents abandoned buildings through his photography and somehow, this translates into an “ability to breathe life into buildings and locations that would be otherwise forgotten,” according to industry peers. Thomas Slatin stated in a recent interview, “When I take a picture, I try to capture that moment, and I’ll know when I’ve done my job when someone looks at that image and tells me that they feel as if they were there in […]

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How This Former EMT Found His Nirvana Through Grunge Photography

The following article was written by Erin Schultz, and was originally published on LinkedIn, on November 7, 2017. Now in his 20th year in business, Thomas Slatin uses his skills as a firefighter to gain access to remote places not many can get to and turned his love of urban exploratory photography into a successful business in upstate New York.

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Thomas Slatin On How He Finds Inspiration

Ever since I started a blog, people have asked me where I find my inspiration. My main source of inspiration comes from real life experiences, which is why the vast majority of my writing is non-fiction. In 2011, I wrote a list of 80 Journal Writing Prompts, which was in response to the repetitive emails asking me for advice for inspiration. The journal writing prompts were posted in April of 2011, and quickly became the most visited post on my blog, and after going viral, received an average of 20,000 visits per day for several months thereafter. I knew I had stumbled upon an idea, if even accidentally, that deserved greater attention, so I continued to add to the original […]

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Urban Exploration Photography Tricks for the Introverted – Like Me

The following article was originally published by Photography Tricks on August 2, 2013. Why urban exploration photography Whenever I tell someone that I’m a photographer, the first question they generally ask is, “Do you shoot weddings?” While wedding photography is a very competitive and generally lucrative photographic pursuit, the answer is always “no.” The reason is that, unlike most people, I’m what is known as an introvert. An introvert is someone who generally takes pleasure in solitary activities or activities that involve just a small handful of very close friends.

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