In the early 1990’s, Tom moved from London to New York to study at the prestigious Parsons School of Design. Whilst still working as an assistant in New York in 1996, Franca Sozzani of Vogue Italia took Tom under her wing, with covers and editorials for Italian Glamour, and later for L'Uomo Vogue and Vogue Italia.
LOUISE PEDERSEN FOR NUMERO
MAGGIE RIZER FOR VOGUE ITALIA
KRIS GOTTSCHALK FOR NUMERO
KRXU FOR MAN ABOUT TOWN
Tom signed with his first agent in January 1997, shooting his first editorial for British Vogue just three months later. The same year, he shot Vogue covers of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman and Stella Tennant. Tom has not looked back since, always encouraging his subjects to reinterpret their personalities for his lens.
REBECCA LEIGH LONGENDYKE FOR VOGUE ITALIA
MAGGIE RIZER FOR CALVIN KLEIN
AMY WESSON FOR VOGUE ITALIA
STELLA TENNANT FOR HARPER'S BAZAAR
DIANA DONDOE FOR VOGUE ITALIA
His artistic practice is underlined by a strong signature style... 'My pictures seek to expose the shadow and vulnerability that exists in all of us – and it is this vulnerability that I find so beautiful. [...] I grew up with injustice all around me, Apartheid was in everyone's bones. The pictures that I took then and into my early 20s, although unaccomplished, have the same sense of quiet and unease that is a part of my practice today.'
JUDE LAW FOR L'UOMO VOGUE
ARIANA GRANDE 'MY EVERYTHING'
JAMES SPADER FOR L'UOMO VOGUE
JAMES MCAVOY FOR L'UOMO VOGUE
PHARRELL WILLIAMS FOR MADONNA'S 'GIVE IT TO ME'
"Photography is a way of life, more than a job" says Tom Munro. "You have to live and breathe it and be passionate about what you're doing... I most admire anyone that has longevity in this business. And you’re only as good as your last picture".
BIANCA BALTI FOR VOGUE JAPAN
CATE BLANCHETT FOR VOGUE ITALIA
LARA MULLEN FOR VOGUE ITALIA
ALINE WEBER FOR MUSE MAGAZINE
CATE BLANCHETT FOR GIORGIO ARMANI
His dedication and passion towards his craft continues to attract the industry’s leading designers and brands such as Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Guerlain, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford.
BEKAH JENKINS FOR GIORGIO ARMANI & GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
20/20 EXPERIENCE, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
CHIARA FERRAGNI FOR LANCOME
VITTORIA CERETTI FOR DOLCE & GABBANA
ADWOA ABOAH FOR GIORGIO ARMANI
For over two decades Tom has contributed to publications Vanity Fair, Vogue, Vogue Italia, L'Uomo Vogue and W, as well as other prestigious publications such as Elle International, Harper's Bazaar US and V.
LARA MULLEN FOR VOGUE ITALIA
ADELE FOR VANITY FAIR
SASHA PIVAROVA FOR VOGUE ITALIA
LILI-ROSE DEPP FOR ITALIAN VOGUE
Tom started directing films in 2008, his directorial debut being a collaboration with Madonna, on music video ‘Give it to me’ featuring Pharrell Williams. This lead to another four film projects as well as shooting her tour book “Sticky & Sweet”. Subsequently, Tom has directed films and television commercials for the most famous brands as well as more personal projects.
ANOUCK LEPERE FOR POP
MADONNA 'CIVE IT TO ME', MUSIC VIDEO
MADONNA 'STICKY & SWEET WORLD TOUR', BOOK
"Tom always makes you look foxy! And he does it in a disturbingly effortless way"
In 2010, Damiani published 'TOM MUNRO', a portrait gallery of some of the biggest names in pop culture. In 2018, Leica 'S' Magazine published 'TOM MUNRO', a special edition showing highlights of Tom's work and collaboration with Leica Cameras.
'TOM MUNRO', BOOK PUBLISHED BY DAMIANI
'TOM MUNRO', S MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITION
Tom Munro's 72TOKYO Exhibition - The Store X, London, opened summer 2018. 72TOKYO is a fresh, dynamic and fast pace study of Japanese culture. The series was shot over a period of just three days (72 hours) which gives the images an unbound, truly unique autonomy new to Munro's better known oeuvre.
72 TOKYO EXHIBITION, THE STORE X, LONDON
Since 2005, Tom has been a supporter of M.E.A.K, Medical & Educational Aid to Kenya. Visit... meak.tommunro.com