Tom Hoops (1970) is a British photographer based in both London and South East Asia who specializes in black and white photography, self taught and shooting professionally since 2008. His captivating emotion-filled street portraits speak for themselves.
Clients include: Vaseline, Martell, Segafredo, Travel+Leisure SEA, DT menswear, Felino, Kinnari, Tocco Tenero, Skin Deep, Readers Digest, TBWA, BBH, Sur La Terre, Vogue Italia talents, Lab Magazine.
His portrait work is also featured in a number of print and online publications worldwide.
Here is what others have to say
‘A talented and extraordinary British photographer Tom Hoops. Unconventional subjects, heavy use of black and white and a magnetic dark mood in every image make Tom Hoops’ photographic style truly original and recognizable whatever genre he works in (including portraiture, fine art, photojournalism, fashion and commercial photography’
‘Extravagant ideas are typical of fashion industry, but I think Tom’s works stand out among others and I was hooked by his style immediately. Browsing photographer’s personal website I felt as if I was watching a psychological thriller – strong, compelling, sometimes a bit mad faces I saw there were terrifying and intriguing me simultaneously. Unconventional subjects, heavy use of black and white and a magnetic dark mood in every image make Tom Hoops’ photographic style truly original and recognizable whatever genre he works in.
“As far as I’m concerned: Tom Hoops is the Quentin Tarantino of photography. Magnificent and stylized to the point of visual nirvana. You are almost unable to look away.”
‘I’m still totally astounded at how well he manages to bring a unique approach to his subjects – all the while doing it with such superb depth and control’