Tom Hoops Photography

Let’s talk about portrait photographer, Tom Hoops.

Tom Hoops is a British photographer who lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. He is well known for his striking portrait and fashion photographs. With a passion for black and white, the self taught photographer is often booked by well-known brands from the publishing and fashion industry.

Image from a commissioned shooting for Kent Brushes.
Image from a commissioned shooting for Kent Brushes.

Tom Hoops originally wanted to become a professional painter. One day, he borrowed a friend’s camera to capture some interesting faces for his paintings, but he quickly realized that photography rather than painting was what really interested him.

Tom Hoops’ distinctive portraits convey a touch of cinematic drama. Like no other, he always manages to capture a certain facial expression in order to produce strong and moody imagery that leaves you intrigued by his work. The photographer describes his photographs as “in your face”. His images look simple and honest, there is no need for exaggerated effects. This originality makes his photos stand out from the crowd.

Our article features only a small selection of his images. Feel free and visit Tom Hoops’ website to see more of his intriguing images. I’m pretty sure you will love them all!

Photography by Tom Hoops for Hunger Magazine.
Photography by Tom Hoops for Hunger Magazine with model Arabella Ballantyne from Elite London. Styling by Alice Burnfield / Hair by Satomi Sukuzi / Makeup by Alice Oliver
Photo taken for For L'Optimum Magazine.
Photo taken for For L’Optimum Magazine.
Portrait of actor Michael K. Williams.
Portrait of actor Michael K. Williams. This is a fascinating and expressive shot that captures Michael K. Williams’ personality.
Woman portrait photography in black and white.
Woman portrait photography in black and white from a series of fashion shots.

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