Whilst walking down the streets of Nairobi the penny dropped for Tom that image-making was what he wanted to be doing for the rest of his life. He'd been asked by a friend to help out on a documentary about African prisons and shoot a few stills on the side. It was on this life-changing trip that he realised the power of the lens to communicate how he felt about the world he lived in.
It had been a varied path up to that point. Degrees in psychology and business, a two year stint in a rock band in Denmark, work in a design agency and a few years spent on TV commercial and film sets. But from Nairobi onwards, it was just image making.
After working for some of Australasia's finest advertising photographers Tom went out alone and was immediately signed to premier New Zealand photography agency The Collective Force where he has consistently delivered authentic, moody and cinematic images for a myriad of local and international agencies and clients.
Recently a creative was asked why they chose Tom for the job. Her reply was succinct. “No one does light like he does.”