‘By simplifying images down to their basic elements, I consciously attempt to give my compositions more power.’
Tom Mackie is recognised as one of the world’s finest landscape photographers, his understanding of light, perspective and colour; the hallmark that has established his name both internationally and here in the UK.
A photographer all his working life, Tom began his career with a five-year stint as an industrial and architectural photographer in Los Angeles fresh from gaining his degree in commercial photography. Travelling extensively through the vast, cinemascope terrain of the Western States during this period ignited a life-long passion for landscapes, and he realised the confines of a commercial studio were no longer going to be enough.
In 1985 he moved from his native US to the UK to pursue a full-time career as a landscape photographer, and rapidly made his name with calendars, books and magazine work for a wide range of clients. Architectural and travel commissions added to his repertoire, accolades followed from The British Institute of Professional Photographers, the Ilford Awards and the Business Calendar Awards, and his reputation as one of the world’s leading landscape photographers was sealed by his inclusion in The World’s Top Photographers: Landscape, published by RotoVision.