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Tom Rowland Artist Photographer Filmmaker

Tom is a film director, composer, and photographer based in London. As a photographer, Tom specialises in music photography, as well as, dance, experimental, and portrait photography. His work is characterised by a bold, powerful, cutting-edge cutting edge visual aesthetic which is based upon principles of Renaissance art - chiaroscuro, emotional nuance, colour harmony, and compositional balance.

Tom's debut film 'Primitive' (2014) has met with international acclaim, having been selected for screening at The Lincoln Center (New York), arguably the most prestigious arts venue in the world, and also in two separate BAFTA qualifying festivals in the UK - London Short Film Festival 2015 and Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 where the film was honoured with the award for 'Best in Category'. Having now been working in film since 2013, Tom’s directorial CV includes also films for a major concert in St Martin’s cathedral, Trafalgar Square, and music videos for some of the UK's most exciting new artists.

As a photographer, Tom is known for his unique and arresting style, being able to find an extra level of visual interest and creative depth in any situation. When working with clients, he will often schedule photoshoots as part of the creative process leading up to filming. His work has been exhibited in a solo show in the famous Tea Building (Shoreditch, London). His large-scale commissioned prints have been publicly hung around the world from New York to Sydney.

Tom has composed acclaimed and award-nominated scores to films and theatrical productions, most recently for dance productions in Wilton's Music Hall, The Wilderness Festival, and The Dulwich Picture Gallery. His clients include major companies and major brands such as M&S, Rambert, and Lost Boys Inc., London. in 2016, Tom has worked as chief audio producer on the music video game Chime Sharp, where he worked with numerous artists including Chvrches, CFCF, Steve Reich, and Kavinsky.

Tom Rowland Self-Portrait