Welcome! My name is Tom Broadbent and I’m a photographer, picture editor and author.
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My photography captures personal stories, the magical and the spiritual lives we make for ourselves — our other lives, whether they’re hobbies or vocations in which our true selves come to the surface.
My photography has been both featured and commissioned in Vogue Italia, The Sunday Times Magazine, Wired Italia, Marie Claire, Featureshoot, 360 Magazine, Time Out, Virgin Media, The i Newspaper, Metro Newspaper and Newsweek. You can see examples in my Media Highlights page.
Hope of the Water Spirits
I’m working on a new series, Hope of the Water Spirits where I’ll be travelling around the British Isles photographing mermaids and mermen, you can find out about it and become a supporter here.
One of the images has been exhibited in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2022) and there are still print editions available on the online Summer Exhibition here.
In March 2022 I published a new photobook called At Home With Xavier Fox. This collaboration with a furry called Xavier Fox is a photobook about the life and passions of a distinctive red fox living in Essex, England.
Worked on in complete secrecy from late 2020 until early 2022, it’s been a joy to reveal this wonderful book to the world and the reviews from supporters have been nothing short of phenomenal.
Published by my new publishing imprint, The Bear, the Cat and the Bird, it is a legacy document of Xavier’s interests, one of which is tuned Japanese super cars from the late 1990s.
It has to be be seen to be believed really. Here’s a link
There are signed, co-signed and special editions available.
At Home With Xavier Fox follows my 2018 publication, At Home With The Furries.
My 10 year project, At Home With The Furries is now a book. Published in conjunction with Stay Free Publishing, it is a book of beauty, tone and context. Printed by one of the best photobook printers in the world: MAS in Istanbul it even has a furry cover. You can purchase the book here. https://www.tombroadbent.com/booksandprints
Check out my website for signed, limited edition prints from At Home With The Furries.
The Photobook Club Collective
I am also the founder of The Photobook Club Collective, a group of wonderfully warm and supportive photographers and visual artists who have all published books of their work.
We launched a partnership with the Royal Photographic Society in 2022, our member’s books are being sold in the bookshop, in fact we have our own shop there.
Here’s a link to read more about it
I have also curated a series of talks by our members, so far this year we have heard from Leticia Valverdes, Kirsty Mackay, Martin Salter, Gav Goulder, Carolyn Mendelsohn and me. Upcoming are Kalpesh Lathigra, Holly Revell and Arteh Odjidja. Details here.
You can follow our Instagram page for more announcements.
Mentoring and Talks
I coach photographers and visual artists through the process of making photobooks and editing their work, have a further read here for more information and book a session with me if you need help.
Exhibitions and competitions
Sirona Thornycroft, Rottingdean Beach from Hope of the Water Spirits was exhibited at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022.
Syrrus, a fox and Lupestripe, a wolf having a barbecue at home in Leeds was exhibited as part of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018 and the large print edition completely sold out. There are six smaller editions available on my print site here.
The furry project has also been exhibited at Absolut Manifesto Festival in Madrid, The Northern Eye Festival in Colwyn Bay, FixPhoto in London and many group shows over the UK.
Fangorn, the Jedi tiger from At Home With The Furries won first prize in the Pixelrights Portrait Photography Competition in December 2016.
You can find my portfolio site here: tombroadbent.com
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