Thanks for visiting. My name is Thomas Hale.

TEN THOUSAND AND ONE STORIES is a channel of images and commentary, organized into recurring collections. 10001 is also a Zip Code in New York City (where I live).

Back in the 1900’s, I took a year off college and moved to Paris to learn how to write. I spent many hours looking at landscape paintings in places like the Louvre, Le Grand Palais and the Jeu de Paume. Those painters taught me photography, and gave me the lifelong habit of exploring with a camera, a notebook, and a good pair of shoes.

The first collection, NEW YORK ON FOOT, is made up of photos taken while walking the five boroughs of New York City.

Other collections include TRAVELS IN INDIA and PASSAGES (photos from random places). A portrait series is also in the works.