About PhotoSeek.com, photographed by Tom Dempsey of Seattle, Washington

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. Hear Tom interviewed in a 30-minute Public Radio podcast (KCHO, Chico, California). View his prints in person at Gallery@Roads End on Lummi Island, Washington.

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Tom Dempsey, Photographer
Email: tom @ photoseek.com     (without spaces)
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Twitter:  @PhotoSeekTom

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Make a delightful Northwest trip and view Tom’s prints plus work of various artists at Gallery@Roads End, 2843 Aiston Creek Road, Lummi Island, Washington 98262.

Biography for photographer Tom Dempsey

Photographer Tom Dempsey, creator of PhotoSeek.com

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. Distilling 30+ years of experience, Tom’s book “Light Travel: Photography on the Go” teaches and inspires outdoor photography by revealing the magic of portable cameras. His website PhotoSeek.com illustrates practical nature travel advice with evocative photography. 

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.

My images have been published in the following media:

Published in architecture:

My favorite jagged rock image from Glacier National Park is enlarged twice onto a Calgary skyscraper! The image glows on two lightboxes wrapping 64 feet and 54 feet around the base of a tower completed by Axiom Builders in June 2019:

  • SODO & Residence Inn by Marriott, 610 10th Ave SW, in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA (Corner of 5th St and 10 Ave SW; Google Maps).
    Tom Dempsey's rock photo on SODO & Residence Inn by Marriott, 610 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Two glass lightboxes display a jagged rock image by Tom Dempsey on the SODO & Residence Inn by Marriott, 610 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, completed in June 2019. Tom photographed the rock in 2002: “Billion-year-old rock breaks into a jagged pattern in Glacier National Park, Montana. #02GLA-04-38.” Comprised of 30 glass tiles, the lightbox at left wraps the southwest corner 16.3 by 3.5 meters (53.6 feet wide by 11.6 ft high). The larger lightbox at right wraps the southeast corner 19.6 by 8.4 meters (64 feet wide x 27.5 feet high).

    Tom Dempsey's rock photo on SODO & Residence Inn by Marriott, 610 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Tom Dempsey's rock photo is installed on two large lightboxes at the base of the SODO & Residence Inn by Marriott, 610 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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
  • Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia, Perth
  • Music Contact International trip brochure for Vermont Public Radio
Published on web and print media:
  • I am an Artist in Residence for Alpenwild.com
  • Amateur Photography magazine, London, UK
  • Reuters News Pictures Service
  • Right Path Adventures
  • Adventure Lovers (adventurelovers.se), a Swedish adventure tour company offering treks and climbs in the Himalaya, South America, and Africa
  • Seattle Contract Bridge League: Nov 2011 NABC (North American Bridge Championship)
  • Vajrayana Northwest, Tulalip, Washington
  • Schmidt, Medical Doctor office, Seattle
  • Schmidt, Dentist office, Issaquah, Washington
  • Cottage Grove Rotary Auction 2008, Oregon

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