Artist Headshot: Tom Hull

Tom Hull

Resides
London, UK
Born
1979
Website

Born in the autumn of 1979 in Greenwich, London. My family relocated to Brighton on the South coast of the UK. Thankfully they did, as Brighton was able to offer me the ability to involve myself in as many outdoor activities as physically possible!

With a passion for the natural world and through skateboarding, I began photographing at the age of 15 and managed to avoid studying proper subjects by enrolling onto various photographic courses. I have an ‘A’ Level, a National Diploma and a BA (Hons) in photography.

After finishing my degree at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, I moved to London in 2004 to assist some of the best editorial and advertising photographers in the world. I now live and work in London, making personal and commercial work simultaneously.

Sprung

Come quickly, and vindicate us.
against too much death.
Come quickly, and stir the rotten globe of the world from within,
burst it with germination, with world anew.
Come now, to us, your adherents, who cannot flower from the ice.
All the world gleams with the lilies of death the Unconquerable,
but come, give us our turn.
Enough of the virgins and lilies, of passionate, suffocating perfume of corruption,
no more narcissus perfume, lily harlots, the blades of sensation
piercing the flesh to blossom of death.
Have done, have done with this shuddering, delicious business
of thrilling ruin in the flesh, of pungent passion, of rare, death-edged ecstasy.

-- excerpt from a poem by D.H. Lawrence entitled Craving for Spring

My work explores human interaction and our place within the contemporary landscape. Through careful observation and use of a muted colour palette, I scrutinise banal and routine situations with a sense of whimsy and melancholia.

I am fascinated with locations, and my work hints at the austerity of the world around us, and the feelings of isolation brought about by this. Landscapes are insightful, observant, graphic. Portraits are quiet, still, arresting.

Education

2002
BA (Hons) Photography, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Dorset.

1999
National Diploma Photography (Distinction). Brighton College of Technology, Grand Parade, Brighton.

Awards and Nominations

2010
Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Competition, UK winner.

2009
The AOP Assistant Awards, Project category.

2008
The AOP Assistant Awards, Project category.

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2009
The 2009 AOP Assistants Awards, The AOP Gallery, London.

2008
Whilst McCann Sleeps, (selected office interiors), McCann Erickson Agency, London.
The 2008 AOP Assistants Awards, The AOP Gallery, London.

2007
The 2007 AOP Assistants Awards, The AOP Gallery, London.

Photo Assistant

Advertising
Henrik Knudsen
Nick Meek
Kiran Master
Ben Stockley
Satoshi Minakawa
Nadav Kander

Portraiture
Neil Wilder

Fashion
Olivia Beasley
Tim Bret-Day

Still Life
Nadège Mériau
Metz+Racine

Please note: this is an abbreviated C.V. Please visit the artist's website for further information.

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