BIO - Tommy Hatwell

Following my passion was never going to be the easiest route I’d take, but it’s certainly the most fulfilling and rewarding. Born in the city of Plymouth, England, I have traveled, lived, worked and photographed all over the globe. My camera has been intrinsic to this journey as I explore the environment around me.

People feature heavily in my work, I love to share time, knowledge and energy with passionate people, either on assignment for both local and international organisations or personal projects, always aiming to honestly and carefully capture images which share a story of authenticity, trust, and relationship.

In 2017 I completed my BA (Hons) in Commercial Photography and continue to work as a photographer in Plymouth.  I enjoy working full time with individuals and businesses, on a wide variety of commercial photographic assignments. I use my passion, vision, and experience to showcase yours through high-quality digital photography for both online and print projects.

In the same year, my image 'NightSchool' was selected and exhibited for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London. I also reached the final selections for two of the Association of photographers exhibitions in London during the same year.

A life of travel has inspired my photographic journey around the world and back again as I share my passion and experiences with others through inspiring and insightful workshops and by visiting clubs, colleges, and universities sharing the stories about my work and my evolving photographic journey.

2018 saw me direct my first solo exhibition, held throughout December exhibiting 17 printed portraits and stories from my ongoing series Faces from Far-off Places, this was accompanied by my talk 'Around the world and back again” attended by 130 people.

Think People, Think Story; Relationships are at the heart of everything I do, whether I’m building connections locally for business, or traveling in a far off land, people are a central focus of my commercial and personal work. It’s the base I work from as together we turn the who, what, why, where, when into your images.

Uganda is like a second home to me, I return each year for personal and professional projects, living with a local family I explore, teach photography, create images and work for both local and international organisations helping share their visual stories. This is also a time to reflect on the previous year and set goals for the coming 12 months.


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Exhibitions and Awards

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