I am a London-based portrait photographer, shooting portraits of musicians, sports stars and all sorts of talented folk in locations across the nation and worldwide. It's a great gig.
I have just been announced as a winner in the 2018 BJP Portrait of Britain with Son 2, seen on screens throughout the UK.
My latest project, The Last of The Crooners, was awarded the 2018 Sony World Photography Award for Portraits in the Professional Category. It's a portrait of the Palm Tree pub in Bow, E3 and is an absolute peach. I love it. Come see the pub anytime to get what I mean, where you can also buy a vinyl LP we've made of 11 singers recorded live in the pub.
In Feb 2018 I exhibited Eldmodur which documents the correlation between the brutal yet darkly beautiful landscape of Iceland, with their athletes' incredible capacity for success in the sport of crossfit. I've published a portfolio of images in magazine format and hopefully you got one cos they're gone now. It looked great on the walls of G. F Smith Show Space in London and if you search YouTube for Eldmodur and you'll see some films about it what's more. Lovely.
In June 2017, I exhibited my project shot in Lesotho - The Herder Boys of Lesotho, at the White Space Gallery in London. It was a hit and I've never been prouder of my photographic output.
In 2016 on the longest day of the year, I stayed up for 40 hours and shot a portrait per hour from midnight to midnight, for a project called The Longest Day. We made a nice film about that and printed a newspaper too. Worth a look I would say.
I'm a founder member of the House of St Barnabas, and proudly shoot portraits of their graduates, team and guest speakers.
I've exhibited at agencies Mother and Publicis and the Gibson Showroom in London. I was also accepted into the 2015 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize with my image of Gilbert and George and the 2016 Open Series in the AoP Awards for my work with Riders For Health in Liberia.
There's more project work, self-initiated and self-funded, on the way and you're likely to hear about it via my blog (and Twitter/Instagram @tommyophoto) first I'm sure, alongside other inevitable proclamations of self-interest.