Contact details

For all enquiries, please contact me directly.

[email protected] & +44 7515 898 999

Social Media

I’m on Instagram @tombarnesdotcom

About me

Thanks for making it this far on my website, I’m a straight forward chap, and I’ll not give you some overblown guff that sounds like you are trying to hire a deity – you know we all write these ourselves so I thought I would just be honest.

I’m a self-taught photographer who shoots motion as well. Years ago, I studied economics in Sheffield, during my second year, my university attendance record dropped considerably – I was being commissioned more and more for my photography. These days the commissions haven’t stopped, and I’ve never had to put on a poorly fitting suit and sit, bored behind a desk discussing numbers.

Instead, my work has taken me across the globe, working with the full spectrum of humanity from refugee camps in war zones to the highest arenas of politics. I’ve never had a dull moment, apart from a 21-hour layover in Nairobi airport, but I do consider myself eternally fortunate to have such a varied and exciting career.

I like to think I’m a people person; my work is rooted in portraits; I love finding out about people, their lives and stories are fascinating to me. I’d also get bored if I had to photograph something that doesn’t chat back or pretend to laugh at my appalling jokes.

Over the years, my work has evolved to incorporate motion and moving image, and I love shooting this alongside stills and portraits.

I’m equally happy thousands of miles from home in the middle of nowhere or shooting in a warm studio – I’m adaptable, efficient and flexible.

I am not sure why we all feel the need to say we can travel with work – it is one of the basic principles of being a photographer but, that said, I can work anywhere in the world and in any conditions (and I have worked in some of the worst conditions on earth).

If you’d like to meet and have a chat about any possible commissions, please do contact me using the e-mail address at the top of this page or give me a call on my mobile, let’s grab a drink, and I can introduce myself properly.


AOP 2020 – Finalist
PX3 2020 – 2nd Overall (Portrait)
PX3 2020 – Gold Award
PX3 2020 – Silver x2
PX3 2020 – Bronze x2
PX3 2020 – Honourable Mention
Graphis 2020 – Gold Award
Graphis 2020 – 2 x Silver Awards
Graphis 2020 – Honourable mention
Graphis 2019 – Silver Award
Graphis 2018 – Silver Award
PX3 2018 – Honourable Mention
AOP 2017 – Winner – Moving Image Category
PX3 2017 – 1st Place & Gold Award
IPA Awards – 2 x Honourable mention
Portrait Salon 2017
Graphis 2017 – Silver Award
Portrait Salon 2016
AOP 2016 – Winner – Commissioned Series
Portrait Salon 2014 & 2015

partial Client list

Aviva, Barclays, Barclaycard, The BBC, British Paralympic Association, Channel 4, Channel 5, G-Technology, I.B.M, Samsung, Specsavers, Tesco, The Sunday Times Magazine, Travelers Insurance, Sage, Simple Cosmetics, Shell, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Kerrang! Magazine, Q Magazine, RCA Records, Sony Music, Universal Music, Virgin EMI, Warner Bros Records

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In The Press

Pemulung Project – featured by Vice
Pemulung Project – BBC