tomhide is a short for Thomas Hideyo Aylett

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If you are here because I've faved your photo, please know that I think your photo is awesome and bookmarking it reminds me to revisit your work. :)

Waaaaaaaait! Before sending me a flickr mail - please see below.

A note about the images:

Please be advised the photos I take are copyrighted to me and they are only intended to be an enjoyment of viewing for my family, friends and anyone else visiting my photostream only. My photos are not intended to be used for anything else.

In response to some requests, my photos are not for sale, publications (web or magazine) or use for any other purpose. The photos may not be copied, reproduced, redistributed, manipulated, projected, used or altered in any way.

Please refrain from seeking permission to use or purchase the photos and please do not be offended if I don't reply to such requests as some are offended by refusal and I can't be bothered dealing with any BS.

My apologies if I come across harsh but previous experiences has led me to write this boring notice. I'm sure some of you will know what I mean.

I suggest anyone looking for images for their own use to consider purchasing them from the professionals or through Flickr collection on Getty Images where you'll be able to support the photographer/artist through your purchases.

Thank you

Image downloads:
After years of sharing with everyone, I decided to limit this to the contact only after finding my photos at various places that are business oriented or self promotion sites without my permission and encounters with some unpleasant people who can't accept "no" for an answer for freebie requests.
I don't make a dime out of my photos, yet I don't understand how some people feel they are entitled to use my photos for their own gain...

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tomhide - View my recent photos on Flickriver

To the other side - DP1 ver

Sydney Dust Storm

Sydney Sandstorm - Featured on 'Yahoo Germany's 2009 top searches - Flickr momente
Sydney Sandstorm - Featured on BBC TV Documentary - Nature's Weirdest Events 2012

QM2 and Tugboat

QM2 and a Tugboat - 1st place of "Mission of the month Comp theme, Silhouette" 'Digital Camera Magazine - 07' Sept Issue


Subaru Forester XT: Gets me to all the nice photographic locations. Really makes the journey comfortable and fun!


Trek 8500: When I'm not driving. :)


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  • Top of Nuki Mt - Japan by tomhide
  • Sydney Dust Storm - Self by tomhide

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    William Charles Cross says:

    "The ultimate union of technique and "the eye" of my earliest experiences of AWE on Flickr, and still a pinnacle of achievement in my book.

    Tom, just keep on keeping on. The world's a better place with these images in it."

    February 29th, 2008

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    Linda [ o ]* photography says:

    "Thanks, Tom, for your wonderful photos and all the kindness!!! Your photos are always stunning and watching your photostream is pure joy! And your comments are always so nice! Keep it up the way you do, it is greatly appreciated!! :)"

    October 7th, 2007

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    RINAJO.DK says:

    "Tom work was never boring, but i enjoy watching him improve day by day. How does an expert improve? He/she moves the bar... and i do believe that Tom has done just that :) an inspiration to myself and so many others. Tom gives me my daily dose of my home town of sydney, and one day, i better come down and join him and oat on a trip to the northern beaches for an early morning session :)

    Good onyas mate :)"

    July 3rd, 2007

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    F/H says:

    "All I can say is 'wow'. I've only just added Tom as a contact and am completely taken away by his photos. The quality, composition and colours - all perfect. Keep it up!"

    June 5th, 2007

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    slack12 says:

    "Stunning work. I seem to always be drawn to his images in my contacts list, and then see "tomhide". Every image is a pleasure to see, most are instant favs."

    May 14th, 2007

Thomas Aylett
October 2006
Fukuoka, Japan
Sydney, Australia
I am:
Male and Taken
Thomas Aylett Photography