Photographer Tom Murray - All art work available, signed limited edition prints. Tom Murray, LBIPP, is the holder of a variety of international awards for his photography. These include newspaper and magazine assignments, theatre and advertising, featured cover assignments and specialist portrait commissions worldwide. Working with some of the world's greatest photographers including Eve Arnold, Helmut Newton, Lord Snowdon, Norman Parkinson, Bill Connors, Bill King and Guy Bourdin.
Tom started working as a newspaper photographer - for four years he tackled every kind of photography from simple portraits and sport pictures to national murder cases. He went to Africa to work for The Zambia News and Times. Within a few months he was promoted to chief photographer. After a while he was offered the top position on the South African magazine Panorama. It was during this time that Tom was asked to set up a studio for PACT - the Performing ArtsCouncil of the Transvaal. During this four year period he won his first World Press awards for work in music, drama and ballet photography.
On his return to the UK, he was interviewed by Lord Snowdon.Snowdon recommended that he try for the post of magazine photographer for The Sunday Times Colour Magazine. This was the top spot on the best and first Sunday Magazine in London. The five year period at The Sunday Times was a time of great strides in his photography, working with some of the world'sbest photographers. He became the youngest photographer to
be commissioned by The Royal Family, he also took the now world famous Beatles photographswhich are now being shown worldwide thirty years later. That sitting is known as thee'Summer of 68 - The Mad Day'. These images are considered to be the best colour photographs of The Beatles in 1968.
Tom's work has appeared in: GQ, French Vogue, Women's Wear Daily, Harper's & Queen, House & Gardens, Casa Vogue, L.A. Style, L.A. Times, London Times, London Sunday Times, New York Times, English and American Vogue, Architectural Digest, The Radio Times, The TV Times as well as publicity and promotional items for major TV and film companies.
Tom has donated for auction some of his finest works in aid of the following charities: The Richard Caron Foundation, Project Angel Food, Save The Children, Friends In Deed and
other good causes. Tom's favourite charity, The Make A Wish Foundation, has received a donation of a full set of 23 Beatles Mad Day limited editions, they are being auctioned over the coming years, Paul and Ringo have exclusivly signed Tom's prints, which have raised in excess of £1,026,180,00.
© 2005 Tom Murray