Diana Pappas and Tom Bland are photographers based in Tenafly, New Jersey. Diana is originally from New Jersey, while Tom comes from Northumberland in the north east of England. They met on Flickr.com, the leading online photography community before Instagram came along – Tom discovered Diana’s work one day and added her as a Flickr contact, and Diana soon did the same. What followed was a year of commenting on each other’s photography, which led to emails that gradually increased in length and frequency, and finally one year after first connecting on Flickr they met in person at Terminal B of Newark Airport. They married three years later.
As photographers, Diana and Tom often collaborate on editorial stories and assist each other on shoots. Although their time is largely divided between New Jersey and the north of England, they travel as frequently as possible to further their editorial work – either working on assignment or to develop self-initiated stories and projects. Their primary interests lie in food and farming, nature, the environment, travel, and associated portraiture.