A couple of years ago Thom Kerr’s stunning visuals took the design and fashion photography blogs with storm. His unique style and approach was hailed all over, and since he started shooting his work has been featured in publications such as Artbox, Cream, Duke, Oyster, Poster, Vogue.com.au, and many more. “- I’d studied film at university but always had an interest in costume and performance - so naturally I was always attracted to fashion imagery but unable to articulate it. In the early days I experimented with writing, styling and set design for various magazines, and I became increasingly interested in the process of how a still fashion image comes to life. Initially I worked with other photographers to capture the vision, but started becoming frustrated that the final photo was still lacking in strength of composition. I secretly began fantasizing about taking the photos myself, but was afraid to jump into the role of photographer as I’d established myself as an art director and contributor. Then funnily enough I saw a psychic one day who told me that I would become a fashion photographer and my pictures would look strange, abstract and wonderful. I went and bought a camera that week and the rest is history…”
Now he’s shot his first Ben Trovato Exclusive. Viper Girl, was art directed by Toria Kerr, features the striking Georgia Fowler (with Clyne), who was styled Sara Smeath, had make up done by Joel Marriot and hair by Playle Salon.
Thom says this about the story: “- Let’s not complicate things. It’s a super hot babe with a gun frolicking around the new zealand coast line. I’m much more attracted to empowered female identities. Helps me live out my fantasies of what kind of girl I would be had I been born a woman. But I’m a man. And that’s okay.”
Thom is based out of Sydney at the moment, but he keeps flying all over Australia for different bookings, and when asked about what inspires his work, he replied: “- I’m surrounded by a lot of amazing creatives in my life who specialise in all sorts of mediums ranging from yoga teachers, singers, performers and of course your predictable array of designers and stylists. I think my work is often a fractured reflection of everyone who surrounds me combined with a little magic from up above. I’m creatively empathic and pick up on that energy that exists in my day to day life.”
We are excited to present to you, Viper Girl by Thom Kerr, for Ben Trovato (credits in first frame):
Check out his portfolio here.