Tommy Morris was born in Taipei Taiwan, educated in New
Zealand and came of age in Australia. After five years in
the Middle East he now calls Singapore home.
With more than 15 years experience working with advertising agencies,
design firms and magazines across Australia, Asia and Middle East.
His love of photography was first kindled during his time
as a hair and make-up artist in the mid-nineties.
Hours spent on sets in Sydney working with some of the
best fashion and advertising photographers of the day, inspired him to
start shooting for himself.
Trained in the era of film, when craft and composition
where king, Tommy soon developed a distinct style of intriguing yet simple images
that tell their own story.
Even now in the digital age, Tommy is passionate about
lighting and craft, he continues to give his images a filmic quality.
He shoots with the belief that retouching is a tool to be used to enhance
a beautiful image – not create it.
He finds inspiration in the work of industry greats such
as Stephen Shore, Richard Avedon, Nadav Kander, Paolo Roversi and Irvin Penn.
Closer to home he is inspired by street art, galleries, design, films
and watching everyday people.
His fastidious eye for detail, “anything for the shot”
attitude and collaborative work style has earned him an
impressive client base and numerous industry awards across three continents.
Emirates Airline, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad Airways, HBO,
Mercedes Benz, Qantas, HSBC Bank, United Nations, Singtel, Sofitel Group,
Lenovo, Dunlop, Macquarie University, Colliers International (property developers),
New South Wales Tourism, Sheridan Australia (commercial and domestic bed linen),
Mead Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Compaq, Australian Marie Claire,
Harper's Bazaar Middle East, Fairfax Publishing and Ink Publishing SG.
Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx, One Show, Adfest and Australian Writers And Art Directors Club.