Tommy Corey

Hello! My name is Tommy, I'm 29 and live in Portland, Oregon. I grew up in Northern California in a town called Redding. For the last 12 years I've hopped around from Santa Barbara, Seattle to San Francisco. I'm a photographer, craft bartender and a incredibly successful singer when I'm in the shower. I've been taking photos for 15 years now. I picked up my first camera at 14 years old and immediately became deeply passionate about photographing people. I am taking on the PCT this year and will be creating a photo series of nudes, concept art and portraits of hikers I meet out on the trail. Some of my photographer heroes are Annie Leibovitz, Joel Peter-Witkin, Helmut Newton and Diane Arbus. My favorite artists are The Police, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley and Whitney Houston. I hate lasagna and the sound of motorcycles. A long walk on the beach sounds awful because I don't like the ocean that much (OK, I'm afraid of the ocean). But I do love my Mama, Sundays and good dick joke; not in that order though. And sorry this was long, I forgot I was writing this for an outdoor website, not a Tinder profile. Happy hiking! ;)

Posts

PCT 2011: An Interview with Zane Ritt

PCT 2011: An Interview with Zane Ritt

"there was a sign on the ground made out of sticks that a hiker before me had made. It read "REAL LIFE," with an arrow pointing towards the

Apr 4, 2017 : Tommy Corey
Portrait of a Photographer: An Interview with Karen Wang

Portrait of a Photographer: An Interview with Karen Wang

I was originally going to write this piece as a look into Karen Wang's photographic memoirs from her adventure on The Pacific Crest Trail.

Mar 8, 2017 : Tommy Corey
Worth A Thousand “Clicks”: An Interview with Nicholas Reichard

Worth A Thousand “Clicks”: An Interview with Nicholas Reichard

"If you wait, people will forget your camera, and the soul will drift up into view." -Steve McCurry Nicholas Reichard, "Click", 27, is a

Feb 27, 2017 : Tommy Corey
Back-to-Back:  Q&A with “Moonshine”

Back-to-Back: Q&A with “Moonshine”

Photographs by Tommy Corey 5,316. That's the number of miles, Lindsey McKelvey (Moonshine) has hiked in the last 2 years.  2015 started off

Feb 7, 2017 : Tommy Corey
The Dating Game: Hiker Style

The Dating Game: Hiker Style

When I decided in June of 2016 that I was going to take on the PCT, I obsessively started following current hikers on Instagram.  Through

Feb 3, 2017 : Tommy Corey
Hike On: Q&A with “Jetpack”

Hike On: Q&A with “Jetpack”

A little introduction: I met Leah only a couple months ago.  I first met her at an art show Lindsey Fox was putting on at The Lizard Lounge in

Feb 1, 2017 : Tommy Corey
My PCT Influence: Too Much Wine

My PCT Influence: Too Much Wine

Day 1.  Mile 0. I begrudgingly put one foot in front of another, slowly climbing the steep incline up to our first pass.  The feeling of nausea was

Jan 19, 2017 : Tommy Corey