Tom Malone

Writer · Photographer · Storyteller

Tom Malone has always loved storytelling. He grew up in Portland, a city full of concrete in close proximity to untamed forests. A city full of books. A city full of perspectives. A city full of stories. Inspired by rap, classic novels, and adventure films, Malone decided to pursue storytelling further. At University of Oregon, Malone majored in journalism and history, where he explored different storytelling styles until he found his two passions: writing and photography.

As a writer, Malone has published multiple works of fiction, including Portlanders, Captured, and Across Americana. His nonfiction pieces have appeared in international publications, and his poetry earned Bel Esprit's Havoc Award in 2021. Malone continues to write marketing-focused commission pieces as well.

And photography has taken him around the world, from Machu Picchu to Paris to the Rocky Mountains in his own backyard. Malone's photography has been recognized with appearances in international publications. He continues to photograph portraits of people during their most important moments, from weddings and engagements to high school seniors and newborns.

Now, as a secondary English teacher, Malone pushes young people to find their own voices, to see the world through different perspectives, and to tell their own stories. And he's always looking for another story to tell.