About Me

Update – August, 2020

Since I started this blog more than eight years ago, I’ve never changed the “about me” section. But it seems I’ve “grown up” at age 53, and I have enrolled in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley this fall, on the “documentary film” track. I’ve loved travelling all over the world for the last 30 years, but it’s time to come home…

Never give up on your dreams.



When I grow up, I want to make short films.  Until then, I have bills to pay, doing a job I love because it takes me all over the world, where I can record interesting stuff, slide it around on my computer, find the right soundtrack, and turn it into a story.

I like finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.  I’m one of those irritating people running around filming everything.  You know the type, and you may have seen me.  I experience life through a viewfinder.  Sometimes I worry that if I don’t capture it on video, maybe it didn’t really happen…

I also enjoy taking pictures – especially on film cameras that are older than I am.  Sometimes much older.  I like figuring out how the really old ones work, and seeing what they can do.  Which is how I ended up owning over one hundred film cameras…and one digital.

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Check out my YouTube channel if you’re interested in seeing what I do.  Or Vimeo.  I like taking still photos too – check ’em out at Flickr.  Or follow on Twitter.

Questions?  Send them to Tom@tazmpictures.com.

Thanks for dropping by.