Tom started his interest in photography in high school where he was a yearbook photographer. After high school, he studied photography at the Antonnellie Institute of Photography and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
For the next 12 years, he was a graphic arts cameraman and did image preparation in the offset printing industry. In the late eighties, Tom left the graphic arts field to start his own college textbook business where he spent the next 30 years. Now retired, he has the time to concentrate on his love for photography.
Tom is an active member of the Delaware Photographic Society, and Photographic Society of America where he has received many awards.