Tom Bean

Tom Bean

THE FILE 100,000 35mm; 5,000 2¼.
OVERVIEW Dramatic use of natural light to capture powerful landscapes and travel destinations, often with a human presence. Classic, iconic images of the American West, Alaska and international locations. Images that lend themselves to science textbooks and travel publications. NPs, outstanding scenic areas, historic sites, European villages and countryside, resort locations.
NATURAL HISTORY Earth science specialist, from fossils to fault lines. Geological principles illustrated with landscapes of badlands, canyons, glaciers, rivers. Ecological communities from tundra to desert. Wildlife of Alaska, Southwest deserts, Great Plains. Pictures that tell the story.
GENERAL STOCK Evocative settings—from wilderness to rural to cultural—emphasizing the outdoor travel experience, especially in Alaska, the American West, the Great Plains, the Caribbean and Europe, with particular attention to parks and historic sites. Travel recreation, resort locations.
SPECIALTIES Travel destinations, NPs, outstanding scenic areas, natural history (geology, earth science, weather, wildlife, flora) and people engaged in outdoor activities. Adventure tourism, walking tours, aerial photography. Earth science, physical geography, glaciers, rock art.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS North America: Large files on Alaska and the Southwest, Baja California (Mexico), Great Plains, Great Lakes states, Newfoundland. Caribbean: Bahamas, British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico. Europe: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain.
RECENT COVERAGE Italy, rural landscapes, medieval towns and shrines in Italy's Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio. Walking tours in France - Burgundy and Languedoc - and Yorkshire Dales NP in England. Lewis and Clark sites on Missouri River in North Dakota and Montana. Great Plains from Texas to Montana - natural landscapes, wildlife and human history, special emphasis on North Dakota landscapes and outdoor activities. Grasslands NP. Saskatchewan. Tallgrass prairies in Iowa. Southwest ponderosa pine forests including forest management practices - thinning and burning.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PLANS Traveling Rural Italy in the Footsteps of St. Francis: Ongoing book project portraying the medieval towns, shrines, sanctuaries and rural landscapes visited by Saint Francis of Assisi. These sites are located in Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio. Vast Horizons: Ongoing book project photographing natural landscapes, wildlife, weather and human history of America's Great Plains. In collaboration with author Susan Lamb. See for more info.
CREDITS Magazines: Endless Vacation, Geo, Hemispheres, Islands, Life, National Geographic Adventure/Traveler, Sunset, Travel Holiday, Walking. Books: Barnes & Noble, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Rand McNally, Random House, Reader's Digest, St. Remy Press, Smithsonian Books, Time-Life, most major textbook houses. Sole Photographer: Two books in the Smithsonian Guides to Natural America series, Southern Rockies and Northern Plains; a dozen photostories for National Geographic Traveler; North Dakota Tourism; photostories for Arizona Highways, Audubon, Sierra, Travel + Leisure. Other: calendars, greeting cards, museum and NP exhibits, postcards, posters.
COMMENTS Experienced magazine and book photographer available for assignments. On-the-mark submissions sent promptly. Former NP ranger with field training in geology and degree in wildlife biology.
Tom Bean
PO Box 1567
Flagstaff AZ 86002-1567

Courier Address:
4680 Lake Mary Rd.
Flagstaff AZ 86005-9353

928 779-4381

928 779-9642



San Francisco Peaks Groundsel, Senecio franciscanus, an threatened species growing high in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area in the San Francisco Peaks area of the Coconino National Forest, near Flagstaff, Arizona, AGPix_1876
Lulworth Crumple, Folding of Sedimentary Rocks, Stair Hole, Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England, AGPix_0035

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