Thom got his first camera in 1978 and has been passionate about photography ever since. Starting out taking snapshots, he soon started the learning curve and developed an understanding of the technical aspects of a manual camera which allowed creative approaches to his work and people began to ask him for prints. From there he began to make pictures that led to slide shows that told a story. He was an avid member of the Huntsville Camera Club and won numerous awards in regional competitions. He has taken frequent courses, reads numerous magazines and online works. Thom has been a facilitator/resource person on White Squall Annual Kayak Photography Trips for the last 10 years. His work is in a variety of venues as well as a number of billboards located in the Parry Sound region.  

Thom uses his camera and photography as an excuse to be outside. He has images from many parts of the world in all seasons. He loves to take pictures of action sports and is often seen on his motorcycle with all his camera gear tied on. As a photographer with thousands of slides he has enjoyed the creative opportunities that digital photography has allowed. Recently he has delved into the printing of his own work and has enjoyed the challenges and opportunities to learn that this has brought. Along with his landscape and wildlife work, he does weddings, family photographs and donates his time and expertise documenting a number of local community events. He has been published regularly in editions of Parry Sound Sideroads magazine as both a photographer and writer since his retirement.
 
Thom is a retired educator and with his wife Jane their love of travel has lead to some amazing images.