Tom Shaw is an award winning photographer specialising in sport and portraiture. Born in 1972 in Inverness he first fell into photography aged 5 when he “borrowed” his brothers new camera, used up all the film and put it back hoping that no-one would notice. That was until the film was developed. After then his parents bought him his own camera and he has never been without one since.
After studying Archaeology, he quickly realised that his first passion was photography, and studied Photojournalism at Sheffield College. He spent the first 15 years of his career as a staff photographer for Getty Images, photographing many of the worlds top sporting events from World Cups to the Ashes, Olympics and Paralympic Games. Since leaving Getty Images he has pursued his own personal work, commercial and portrait photography.
In 2006 he won the SJA Specialist Sports Photographer of the Year award for his work on the Ashes cricket in 2005. In 2012 he had an image selected in exhibition the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait prize and shown in the National Portrait Gallery.
Tom lives and works in London, and his Client list includes Standard Life Investments, Investec, Nike, BMW, Guinness, Brit Insurance, RBS, Speedo, Sky Sports, New Balance, Adidas, and he has been published in all the national daily newspapers as well as many magazines including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer Magazine and Sports Illustrated.