About PhotoSeek.com, by photographer Tom Dempsey

Read Tom’s latest blog articles:

  1. 2022 fall: Glacier & Waterton: Gunsight Pass, Akamina Ridge; Calgary skyscraper art
  2. 2022 Sept: Backpack Robin, Marmot, & Jade Lakes, Dip Top Gap
  3. 2022 July: Swiss Via Alpina trek (National Route 1)
  4. 2022 July: hiking Saas-Fee resort, Switzerland
  5. 2022 July: trek Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) in Europe
  6. 2022 March: CA: Pinnacles NP & Redwoods. OR: south coast.
  7. A Mammoth summer 2021: hiking Olympics, Sierras, Rockies; Nebraska
  8. 2021 April: Nevada: Valley of Fire & Cathedral Gorge State Parks
  9. 2021 April: rafting Grand Canyon 226 gorgeous miles, Arizona
  10. 2021 March: California desert: Kelso Dunes, Joshua Tree NP, Mecca Wilderness, Indian Canyons
  11. 2021 Feb: Oregon coast in winter via RV
  12. 2020 Oct: RV to Utah slots, SD Badlands, Wyoming, Idaho’s Sawtooths
  13. 2020 Aug: Spray Park–Knapsack Pass Loop trail, Mt Rainier NP
  14. 2020 July: Eastern Sierra hikes & backpack, California
  15. 2020 Patagonia. ARGENTINA: Bariloche & Los Glaciares. CHILE: Torres del Paine.
  16. and earlier articles | INDEX

What is PhotoSeek.com?

Tom at Jungfraujoch, in Switzerland, the Alps, Europe.

Tom at Jungfraujoch in Switzerland.

PhotoSeek.com distills 40 years of nature travel photography and tips by Tom Dempsey, a photographer based in Seattle, Washington, USA. 

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Biography for photographer Tom Dempsey

Born in California, Tom bought his first camera in 1978. During a memorable nine-month trip around the world in 1981, he captured the wonders of New ZealandNepalNorwayFrance, and Switzerland on color slide film. A move to Washington State motivated him to publish his images in magazines and books. Switching to digital cameras after 2003 increased his creativity with instant feedback and freedom from the tripod. Published in 2009-10, Tom’s book “Light Travel: Photography on the Go” teaches and inspires outdoor photography by revealing the magic of portable cameras. His ongoing website PhotoSeek.com illustrates nature travel tips with evocative photography. Join the photographer’s workshops.

Commissioned work

Tom’s Publications

Inspired by travels, mountain wilderness and natural patterns, Tom has published 200+ images worldwide, and authored the book Light Travel: Photography on the Go (2010, 2009) which teaches and inspires outdoor photography by revealing the magic of portable digital cameras. The artist’s images have been published in the following media:

Published in architecture:

One of my favorite rock images from Glacier National Park is enlarged twice onto a Calgary skyscraper! The abstract image glows on two lightboxes wrapping 64 feet and 54 feet around the base of a tower completed by Axiom Builders in June 2019, photographed by Tom in 2022:
A rock image by Tom Dempsey is enlarged in two lightboxes at the base of a downtown skyscraper, at SODO Residences, 620 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The building was completed in June 2019 on the site of the historic Alberta Boot Company in the Beltline District. Tom photographed the stone pattern in 2002—“Billion-year-old rock breaks into a jagged pattern in Glacier National Park, Montana, image #02GLA-04-38.” Made of 50 glass tiles, the larger lightbox wraps the building's southeast corner, 19.6 by 8.4 meters (64 feet wide x 27.5 feet high). Made of 30 glass tiles, the smaller lightbox wraps the southwest corner, 16.3 by 3.5 meters (53.6 feet wide by 11.6 ft high). (© Tom Dempsey / PhotoSeek.com)
Above: Tom’s jagged rock photo was enlarged twice at the base of a downtown skyscraper in Calgary in 2019. Made of 50 glass tiles, the larger lightbox wraps the building’s southeast corner, 19.6 by 8.4 meters (64 feet wide x 27.5 feet high). Made of 30 glass tiles, the smaller lightbox wraps the southwest corner, 16.3 by 3.5 meters (53.6 feet wide by 11.6 ft high).

Tom originally photographed the stone pattern on color slide film in 2002 — “Billion-year-old rock breaks into a jagged pattern in Glacier National Park, Montana, image #02GLA-04-38.”

Address: SODO Residences, 620 10 Ave SW, in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA (on the corner of 5th St and 10 Ave SW)
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A rock image by Tom Dempsey is enlarged in two lightboxes at the base of a downtown skyscraper, at SODO Residences, 620 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The building was completed in June 2019 on the site of the historic Alberta Boot Company in the Beltline District. Tom photographed the stone pattern in 2002—“Billion-year-old rock breaks into a jagged pattern in Glacier National Park, Montana, image #02GLA-04-38.” Made of 50 glass tiles, the larger lightbox wraps the building's southeast corner, 19.6 by 8.4 meters (64 feet wide x 27.5 feet high). Made of 30 glass tiles, the smaller lightbox wraps the southwest corner, 16.3 by 3.5 meters (53.6 feet wide by 11.6 ft high). (© Tom Dempsey / PhotoSeek.com)
Above: A rock image by Tom Dempsey is enlarged at the base of a skyscraper in Calgary.

Tom Dempsey's rock photo enlarged in skyscraper lightbox: SODO Residences, 620 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

A rock image by Tom Dempsey is enlarged in two lightboxes at the base of a downtown skyscraper in Calgary, Canada. Axiom Builders completed the building in June 2019 on the site of the historic Alberta Boot Company in the Beltline District.

Tom’s work published in books:
Published in magazines:
  • Wilderness Travel Catalog
  • National Geographic Books, Maps, and Digital Media
  • Sierra magazine
  • Nature Journal of Science
  • Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures Catalog
  • Mountain Travel Sobek Catalog
  • Eagle-Eye Tours Travel Schedule
  • Portland Monthly, Saga City Media, Inc
  • Made in Washington Catalog
  • PC Photo magazine
Published on web and print media:

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