Thomas Giddings

Photographer & Director based in Los Angeles | New York

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Born in South Africa, Giddings moved house 10 times by the age of 15, visiting Hong Kong, Indonesia and Lebanon because of his father’s work. As an adult, he has interrailed across Europe, drove an RV across America and rode a motorbike 2000 miles ar...

Old Stone Trade

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

The NYT Style Magazine

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Twin Magazine no. 8

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Departures Magazine

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Vogue Singapore

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

I WILL MAKE A WAY

Photographed and Directed by Thomas Giddings

Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Hercules Magazine

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Mr Porter

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

MATCHES FASHION

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Cero Magazine

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Porter Magazine

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Harper's Bazaar

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

The Webster

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Vogue Singapore

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Paul Smith

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Le Journal du Dimanche

Photographed by Thomas Giddings

Thomas Giddings

Photographer & Director based in Los Angeles | New York

Born in South Africa, Giddings moved house 10 times by the age of 15, visiting Hong Kong, Indonesia and Lebanon because of his father’s work. As an adult, he has interrailed across Europe, drove an RV across America and rode a motorbike 2000 miles around India. “Sometimes it is only when I am in a new context that I remember how to really ‘see’ again,” he says. Little surprise, then, that this British photographer – based in New York and LA – likes to explore diverse countries and communities in his work.

Giddings has been taking photos since he was 6, when he used a Snappy Snap camera. “I distinctly remember cutting everyone’s heads off on the first roll,” he says. He attended the University of the Arts London in his early 20s. This petri dish of creativity has informed his raw, human and wild work.

He worked for a photo agency called Maconochie Photography, which represented the estate of Helmut Newton and Jeanloup Sieff. He then relocated to New York where, under photographer Nan Goldin’s mentorship, he was able to carve out his niche.

His work has been featured in everything from Document Journal, W Magazine, Interview, T, and WSJ Magazine. He has also lent his discerning, authentic eye to collaborations with Calvin Klein, COS, Burberry and Bottega Veneta.