Since picking up his first camera at the age of 12, Tom Carey has been passionately pursuing his
lifelong dream of shooting the best surfers, in the best waves, around the world. Nineteen years
later he’s still doing what he enjoys and his photos are a testament to that love.
“It’s rad working with Tom. He always nails the shot, and we have a good time doing it.
It’s cool to to be able have such a good working relationship with a good friend too!”
-Dusty Payne, World Tour surfer and top freesurfer
“Tom’s work ethic is second to none. I have been on trips with Tom where the waves are horrible
and we still walk away with A+ photos. You can always count on having a good time with Tom
while getting work done!”
-Parker Coffin, 2011 NSSA Open Junior and Surfing America Champion
When you need the best surfers shot in the best conditions, Tom Carey is the man for the job.
His relationships with the best guys, his work ethic, his eye for capturing the best sequences
and photos make him one of the elite surf photographers in the industry today.”
-Peter Taras, photo editor, Surfing Magazine
“I love shooting with Tom. He is super patient, understanding, and is always finding new, natural
tweaks to make each shot shine.”
-Coco Ho, #6 rated female surfer in the world
When not roaming the globe, Tom resides in Costa Mesa, CA with his lovely fiancée K.C. The
31-year-old Seal Beach native is currently a staff photographer for Volcom Inc. and Surfing
Magazine. In 2010 he ranked 1st on the Transworld Business Exposure Meter.