Summer street lurking with Verity
Le Tour de Chimp // Lookbook
After the excitement of the Tour de France beginning in Leeds I wanted to produce something of my own in tribute to the race.
It made sense to pull together a lookbook with The Chimp Store presenting a relationship between cycling and street wear. The entire shoot was based in Leeds with planning and completion in the space of two weeks to keep in time with the tour.
The models were selected from Vauhaus and J’adore modelling agencies, I then pieced together outfits from Chimp and selected bikes to take out on a ‘test ride’ period from Evans Cycles Leeds. It was a stressful week but I’m delighted to have the final outcomes and post this selection of my favourites from the series.
All of these items are available from thechimpstore.com and you can see the lookbook on their site too. Big thanks to the dudes at the Chimp Store, Evans cycles, Vauhaus, J’adore, Charli Butterfield (MUA), Verity Ollerenshaw (Hair) and Sam Hodkinson (assisting). Great teams make great shoots.
- Jennifer / Vauhaus
- Matt / J’adore
- Nele / J’adore
- Tessa /Vauhaus
The Pit // Harrogate
Recent event shots from the opening night at The Pit in Harrogate.
Anonymous said: hi tom, just wondering how did you start of your photographic career? like how did you get your name out into the open? amazing work by the way man! big inspiration!
Yo! Glad you like my work! There’s no real secret to it, you just go out and start speaking to people. Start social media pages as platforms for yourself and begin posting regular work. Communicate with the people you’re wanting to work with and talk to other photographers.
I was lucky to start off with some a mate having some faith in me and he passed on some work in Aberdeen. It snowballed out of control from there! I make moves right now in Leeds to figure out how I can meet and work with new people.
Louis Vuitton Bicycle // Leeds
As I’m shooting a fashion editorial with bikes at this time my eyes have been on point for spotting bikes in Leeds and I couldn’t miss this one sat in the window of the Louis Vuitton store on the Briggate.
I took 5 minutes out from today’s shoot to ask in the store about taking some photos of the bike and they generously allowed it. I’m blown away but it’s beauty and detail.
Thank you again to the staff at the store for letting me take these snaps. If you’re in Leeds the bike is only around for the remainder of this week so go and gawp at it soon like I do every time I pass it.