Portrait Salon 2014, 2015 & 2016
AOP Awards 2016 – Winner – Commissioned Editorial Series
Instead of a self inflating bio I’ve written myself I asked someone who’s known me for over a decade to say a few words. This is me in the words of my friend and collaborator Andy Kelham.
“I first met Tom when he was shooting five blokes in a rain-soaked doorway. He was the touring photographer, I the music journalist, and between us we had to cajole a feature from the soggy and miserable characters in front of us. We had fifteen minutes to get the job done.
In the decade since that fateful day I have noticed three things about Tom. First, he’s committed. His drive and determination to capture beauty, energy and mystery have always been the fuel for his craft. He’s relentless, restless and infectious.
Second, his style and look cannot be found in the kitlist, lighting, assistants or studios. It’s all in the relationships. The way he forms a bond, finds a person and distills them in the viewfinder is pure magic, I never get tired of watching him work.
And third, his jokes have got consistently worse with each passing year. So much worse.
These days I see Tom working with world famous clients, leading creative agencies and international brands. He now has more than fifteen minutes to do his job.”
Aviva, Barclays, Barclaycard, The BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, G-Technology, Samsung, Shortlist Magazine, Specsavers, Tesco, The Sunday Times Magazine, Atlantic Records, BMG Chrysalis, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Island Records, Kerrang! Magazine, Q Magazine, RCA Records, Roadrunner Records, Sony Music, Universal Music, Virgin EMI Records, Warner Bros Records.