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Thomas Slatin, Master Photographer Discusses Inspiration

  • August 18, 2018
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 he had then, has fortunately carried forth accompanying him into adulthood, given his life’s work and passion as a writer and a photographer. As an urban exploration photographer, Slatin discussed visiting and exploring abandoned hotels and resorts in the Catskills Mountains of New York State. According to Slatin, he has various projects slated for the upcoming months, to include photographing an abandoned mansion which has historical significance.

Thomas Slatin was first published as a writer for his poem entitled, “The Tree of Life” which was published in The State of Indiana Big Tree Register. Today as a published writer with various publications as well as a published photographer, he focuses on sharing his photographs and writings with his established online audience. Slatin was awarded the “Dreamiest Website Award” by Dreamhost several years ago. In a recent interview he discussed the importance of journaling as a writer and what it means to him. “Yes, I do journaling quite often, yet maybe one third of what I write actually doesn’t become immediately published by me, if at all.” He continued, “I feel a large percentage of it is too personal to me to share and some of the work I simply would like to publish at a later date.” A feature article regarding Slatin’s inspiration for his writings was published by the Helium Network and may be found here. Thomas Slatin is encouraging other talented writers to contact him in terms of their interest to become a contributor for his forthcoming online magazine. Slatin summarized, “writers will not be compensated, yet the content will be published for a very long time. I want to utilize my reach as an influencer to assist in showcasing the writing talent of others also.” The magazine will be an online magazine published quarterly. Writers who want to become a contributor can email tom@tomslatin.com. Thomas Slatin is a writer and photographer who believes in the “beauty of capturing moments in time through writing and photography.” Concluding “it’s important, as photography captures unique moments in time that we do not get back, as no two moments in time are precisely alike.” Moments in life’s can be documented through writing and photography. Slatin concludes, “the fact that unique moments can be documented through photographs, and therefore remembered, I always find this inspiring.” Thomas W.P. Slatin’s blog may be found at TomSlatin.com. ###
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11 Comments on Thomas Slatin, Master Photographer Discusses Inspiration

  • Maury Cheskes says:
    August 23, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Curiosity takes you a long way. I find it interesting that photography has been you greatest adventure considering you were a fire fighter! Congratulations on all your accolades. I look forward to seeing your next mansion project.

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  • David Mureithi says:
    August 22, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Memories do inspire people into getting on with work. Other peoples memories or work does also play part in inspiring someone.

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  • Danielle M says:
    August 22, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    I love your work style, for me is very enigmatic and I always get surprised with your pictures about abandoned buildings and about places full of memories.

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  • brainedet says:
    August 22, 2019 at 8:33 AM

    The tree of life, I would really loved to read that book I know it will really be an inspiring one. Kudos for pursuing your dreams.

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  • esgyll says:
    August 22, 2019 at 5:26 AM

    Creativity and the passion to be able to continue doing what one really loves doing, and knows what he should be doing for the rest of his or her life, are things which are pretty hard to maintain into adulthood. You are very lucky that spark hasn’t left you, and continues to burn brighter in your work.

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  • Rae says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:16 AM

    Yes inspiration and passion can drive your life’s work into a beautiful creation. Just reading this blog has given me inspiration. Amazing work my friend!

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  • jolly555 says:
    August 21, 2019 at 11:39 PM

    You are really an inspiration to a lot of upcoming photographers. I believe your childhood really shaped you into what you have become. Well done Slatin.

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  • Oyeyipo Oladele says:
    August 21, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    I will continue to recommend your efforts to the world for you remain the best. I kept recommending you because of the inspiration contained in your post. Thanks for your post.

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  • miakayuuki2012 says:
    August 21, 2019 at 10:27 PM

    I have been following you for a time now and I am aware of you. I find your write ups inspirational but in terms of your photos I am a bit mixed about it. It is not bad let me clarify it but at times your choices of color or background are a bit dark. At least for my opinion.

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  • Segun OGUNYEMI says:
    August 21, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Kudos to Lisa for the early publication. Thomas, your writing is just too heart burning just like your photos are catchy and wonderful view. Thanks

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  • Meldred Judith says:
    August 21, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Continuing your hearts passion is all it takes for the best future you can have. You just have to believe in yourself and in the power of your dreams.

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