Photo ©Anna Gunn

I started blogging with a trip diary of my year as a volunteer in Cambodia, alongside my website, Tom Fakler Photography. I helped set up Anita’s Feast, and from the beginning, have contributed photography and technical support to make things work. From time to time, I also write for Anita’s Feast and other blogs.

I am a photographer inspired by bold architecture and views from high places. An outdoorsman who loves anything to do with mountains and steam trains, I have participated in photographic exhibitions in the US and Europe. I am always ready, camera in hand, to hop a plane to destinations near and far, especially if good food and wine are involved.

I am TomFaklerPhoto on social media. Visit me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


“I want to go to school!”, solo exhibition in conjunction with Porto Photo Fest 2019, Porto, Portugal

Documentary photographer and videographer for Classrooms In the Clouds, Solukhumbu District, Nepal, 2017

Restoring Chhairo Gompa, Lower Mustang Valley, Nepal, an illustrated book from the Restoration Works International Volunteer Trip, 29 April-12 May 2013

1st place, Goodman Architectural Photography competition, London, United Kingdom, 2013

PhotoBurst.net: “Photo of the day”, 2013 and 2012

1st place, People’s Choice, and 2nd place in juried show, Car pARTs exhibition, Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Minnesota, 2012

Contributor to photographic collage for permanent installation at Bank for International Settlements headquarters, Basel, Switzerland, 2011

Paris en Face, a study of street life in Paris, 2009

Cast photographer, Brussels Light Opera Company (BLOC), Brussels, Belgium, 2006

Contributions to published works

A contributor to FWT Magazine, the journal of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writer’s Association (IFWTWA), illustrating articles and providing cover and ‘Last Shot’ images for multiple issues since the publication’s inception:

Contributing photographer to numerous electronic and print publications:

Pilgrimage Chronicles: Embrace the Quest, Sacred World Explorations, with Tor and Siffy Torkildson, November 2017

From the Land of Shadows: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora, by Khatharya Um, New York University Press, 2015

Work standing up: the life and art of Paul Fontaine, a retrospective of his life’s work, 2013

Russian Foodie Summer 2015 (article by Julia Egorushkina)

Guest blogger for The Fridge Whisperer: ‘Tom’s Cambodian Street Eats’, a six-month series of blog posts; and Third Eye Mom: posts from Nepal

‘Petra & Wadi Rum: the best of Jordan’, Wanderlust magazine (UK), Hello Switzerland

The Local, Stockholm, Sweden, and Toyota quarterly magazine, Brussels, Belgium