Raised in the United Kingdom, based in Amsterdam and working globally, Tom Bird [1990] earns his crust as an art director, but often pretends he’s a photographer.

His photographic approach was refined over a number of years spent documenting the growing skateboarding scene in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Capturing the fragile freedoms of youth within an area of hostile military occupation helped to sharpen his sensitivity and taught him of the responsibility that comes with holding a camera.

His work has been published by i-D, Good Sport, Stack, Table Magazine, NTS and Essay Skateboard Magazine, and exhibited as part of group shows in The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Czech Republic.



WORKS︎︎︎

1. SAHTEN صحتين
2. EL QUETZAL
3. THE RETURNEE العائدين
4. BEIGE BRITAIN


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CONTACT︎︎︎
For commissions, collabs, prints or just wanna say “hey”, get me on hello@tombirdistheword.com or ︎

Mark


EL QUETZAL


A collaboration between Tom Bird & Enrica Masi, inspired by Guatemala’s vibrant national icon – the Quetzal.

- 24 pages
- 350mm x 500mm (broadsheet)
- printed on recycled 55gsm newsprint

Available to purchase in combination with an original signed 30x40cm photo print from the series, inkjet printed onto 200gsm felt paper (unframed).

View a selection of featured photos here.




PUBLICATION ︎︎︎ €15.00

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PUBLICATION + PRINT ︎︎︎ €60.00

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