In more than 28 years as a visual journalist in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, Tom Gapen has worked as a photographer, photo editor, designer, art director and web developer.
His photography and design work has received multiple awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Associated Press News Executives Council.

His images have been published in Life Magazine, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times.

Lately, he has been focusing on interactive multimedia, HTML5 and HD video.

In the summer of 2011 Tom turned his trained eye toward real estate photography. Now he brings his experience and vision to real estate professionals in Southern California.