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recent roll: New York, NY; shooting with Leica & Mark de Paola

This past April right before the pandemic got bad I had the opportunity to attend a Leica workshop led by photographer Mark de Paola. Not only did he speak on the state of photography in lieu of COVID-19, but also about his general experience as a fashion photographer over the years. Overall the workshop was […]

recent roll: Tourist Shit; Kill Devil Hills, NC

recent roll: name; Kill Devil Hills, NC Tourist shit in Kill Devil Hills, NC the “Birthplace of Modern Aviation” about 10 minutes from Nags Head, NC (where Jockey’s Ridge State Park is located). The Airbnb was packed with gear for damn near every water-sport and to top it off, was less than a mile to […]

recent rolls: My new friend Butch & his whip; Moyock, NC

recent rolls: Butch & his flaming Chevy; Moyock, NC Shot these during a tater-tot stop @ Sonic in Moyock, NC (right outside the Outer Banks). I was recovering from a vicious hangover and somehow started chatting with this cheery looking man after I noticed him looking at my camera. Turns out his name was Butch, […]

now booking: July 10 – 14th; Columbia, SC

now booking: July 10 – 14th; Columbia, SC Catch me in Columbia, South Carolina July 10 – 14th! I’ll be continuing my #freeportraitseries, booking mini sessions, and out enjoying the American South. Orangeburg and Charleston are on the list too, so pull up in your city. Be on the lookout for some South Carolina prints […]

recent rolls: Jockey’s Ridge State Park; Nags Head, NC

recent rolls: Jockey’s Ridge State Park; Nags Head, NC Enjoy the visuals!Location and technical details can be found at the bottom of this post. All images were taken on a Canon EOS 3 / Sureshot Zoom 85 shot on Kodak Portra 400 Location: Nags Head, NC Join our mailing list Email Address Full Name Address […]

recent roll: Richmond, VA; Robert E. Lee Memorial

recent roll: Richmond, VA; Robert E. Lee Memorial These photos were taken the day after the Robert E. Lee memorial in Richmond, VA was bombed with graffiti. It was beautiful witnessing the community re-purpose this memorial to serve as a site for #BLM vigils, rally points, and demonstrations. The community came out to set up […]

June’s Sticker Club Drop

June’s Sticker Club Drop June’s sticker design pays homage to Juneteenth, an unsung American holiday celebrating the liberation of African Americans. Join #TomsStickerClub right now to get limited edition stickers like the ones pictured delivered directly to your door every few months for free! Also, continue on to learn more about Cel-Liberation Day. What is […]

Join Tom’s Sticker Club!

Join Tom’s Sticker Club! Thanks to the amazing response, I’ve decided to make the sticker giveaway a bi-monthly event! Every 2-3 months I’ll be shipping out limited edition stickers designed in-house by yours truly; once they’re gone that’s it! So, how do you get a sticker pack? Its simple, sign up below to get added […]

Momma’s Day Giveaway

Momma’s Day Giveaway In honor of Mothers Day, I’ll be shipping out 10 packs of stickers to the first 10 people to submit the form below. Good luck and Happy Mother Day! Submit the form below to be entered. Shop Bestsellers

recent roll: Columbia, SC; Statehouse

recent roll: Columbia, SC; Statehouse Here’s a recap of my incredibly quick trip to Columbia, SC. I only got to shoot around downtown for an hour or so during this trip which is why I only have a few of photos. I will definitely be returning sometime in 2020 so I can shoot get a […]

First Batch of Stickers are in!

Between COVID-19 sweeping the globe and my job having gone fully remote, I’ve found myself with much more time to work on tomshotta.com With that being said, I’m happy to announce the first batch of vinyl stickers are in, and will be going out with all future orders! Enjoy 🙂

A Film Photographers Guide to Staying Sane During Quarantine

A Film Photographers Guide to Staying Sane During Quarantine Since COVID-19 has officially taken over the world, everything is now on pause and many of us are finding ourselves with way too much idle time.In an effort to distract myself from the eternally grim news stations, I’ve come up with this brief list of the […]

How to Frame Your Print

How to Frame Your Print You’ve received your print in the mail! Now what?! Don’t trip, here are some guidelines to help you get the most out of your TOMSHOTTA print 🙂First things first, when you receive your poster it will need some time to flatten out. Lay it down on a clean table, gently […]

recent roll: Pocono Mountains; Tom’s b-day retreat

Here’s a quick recap of our the trip to the Pocono Mountains in PA. No surprise but once again we booked the cabin through AIRBNB, and it did not disappoint! It was a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of DC, sadly we didn’t get the chance to….

recent roll: Sebastopol, CA Vineyard Estate

This years Thankgiving took place in Sebastopol, a small town nestled in California’s famous Sonoma Valley. The beautiful scenery at the AIRBNB estate kept us in awe, not to mention six acres of land to explore and a STACKED organic garden! As you see we took full advantage of the property, waking up early to […]

recent roll: Cuba; airbnb excursions and explorations

recent roll: Cuba; airbnb excursions and explorations During my Cuban expedition we got to visit Havana, Vinales Valley, and Veradero! We had the pleasure of booking AIRBNB’s in two different neighborhoods throughout our stay in Havana. In Old Havana we were directly behind El Capitolio, smack dab in the “crumbles”. It was an incredibly authentic […]

recent roll: Virginia Beach; Something in the Water Festival 2019

recent roll: Virginia Beach; Something in the Water Festival 2019 This year we made it to Pharrell William’s inaugural “Something in the Water Festival”. The lineup was crazy for this multi-day festival. Peep the vibes. < BACK TO TOMSHOTTA.COM – SHOP LATEST POSTERS –

recent roll: Delaware; Rehoboth Beach day trip

recent roll: Delaware; Rehoboth Beach day trip Quick day trip to Rehoboth Beach before summer ends here in the East. Soak in the sun. Shot on Kodak Portra. < BACK TO TOMSHOTTA.COM – SHOP LATEST POSTERS –

recent roll: Donner; Shooting Off-Road on 35mm Film

recent roll: Donner; Shooting Off-Road on 35mm Film I have a good friend who works for an off-road vehicle air systems company, and every so often when I’m back in town he invites me along on a business trip. I always make it a point to bring a camera with me cause I never have […]


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