Campaign imagery for Deus Ex Machina’s Spring / Summer ‘19 collection, shot on location in Bali. Art direction by Carby Tuckwell, styling by Jackson Burke.
Shot for Type 7, a Porsche project.
It’s dark, the sun is yet to rise. To my left, the driver Al, behind me, the song of an air cooled flat four. We’re the only thing awake and kicking, traveling on a road I’m told will take us to our destination. This two lane road is unfamiliar to me, but not to Al, he’s grown up around these parts. As the sun begins to rise, the ocean to our left reveals itself, Al swaps the gas pedal for the brakes and shifts the car into a lower gear. Pulling over, under a “Jurassic Park” like sign declaring the start of the Great Ocean Road.
Regarded as one of the best coastal roads in Australia, The Great Ocean Road stretches out for 300km, leading to natural monuments such as the twelve apostles. First laid down in 1919 by returning WW1 soldiers, this road possess views I am told, will not disappoint. The sun rises and we jump back into the 69’ 912, quickly before the buses of tourists that frequent this road begin to show up.
How far would we go? Who knew. Where were we going? I didn’t know. But I knew one thing for certain, this was the right vehicle with the right driver.
Deus Ex Machina’s Fall / Winter 18 range shot on location in Italy featuring Riley Harper. Art direction by Carby Tuckwell.
Deus Ex Machina 2018 Made in Japan range of eyewear.
Art Direction Carby Tuckwell.
Ellyse Perry commissioned by Adidas for the #mygirls campaign. In collaboration with And People Agency.
Isabelle Cornish commissioned by Adidas for the #mygirls campaign. In collaboration with And People Agency.
Flight Facilities, photographed at the Opera House, Sydney. Commissioned by Future Classic Records for commercial usage by Red Bull music Academy.
Asics, global campaign for the Meta Run range. Shot on location at the Asics Institute of Sport in Kobe, Japan. Art direction by Alex Lloyd and The Vernacular Vanguard.
Little Simz Commissioned by G-star Australasia and And People Agency.
Illy, commissioned by And People Agency and Adidas for commercial use by Footlocker AUS.
Northern Fall / Winter 17, shot for Deus Ex Machina. Art direction by Stevie James and Carby Tuckwell.
The North To Noosa trip, documented during the summer of 2016 for Deus Ex Machina.
Deus Ex Machina’s Spring / Summer 18 range, shot on location in Sydney. Art direction by Carby Tuckwell and Stevie James.
Campaign shoot for the Deus Ex Machina X Barbor collaboration, 2015. Art direction by Carby Tuckwell.
Matt Hart's 66' Plymouth Baraccuda, shot for Deus Ex Machina.
The TR6 C-seven, custom triumph by Jeremy Tagand. Shot for Deus Ex Machina, art by Carby Tuckwell.
Chopped festival 2015, documented over 3 days on the border of NSW / VIC, Australia.
Deus Ex Machina's Summer ‘16 Wetsuit range, shot on location in Byron Bay. Featuring Harrison Roach, Matt Cuddihy, Zye Norris and Jack Norton. Art direction Carby Tuckwell.
Official coverage of Luftgekühlt 3 2016 in Los Angeles, for Deus Ex Machina and Luftgekühlt. Majority of images used in the making of the official Luftgekühlt Book.
The extensive collection of portraits from the third instalment of Luftgekühlt in Los Angeles. Owners and cars documented for the official Luftgekühlt book.
In 2016, Thomas worked closely with Deus Ex Machina's Creative Director Carby Tuckwell to curate the official Luftgekühlt Book. Overseeing the design and print process from start to finish.
Featuring many of the images captured during the coverage of Luftgekühlt 2016, along side images from Nevin Pontious and Carby Tuckwell.
Official images of the Luftgekühlt X Modernica Air Cooled chair, designed by Carby Tuckwell. Shot in Los Angeles, 2017.
Interior and lifestyle imagery shot for the Deus Cafe in Sydney.
The Deus X BMW RnineT Project, 2016.
The Heinrich Maneuver RnineT shot for Deus Ex Machina and BMW Motorrad AUS, featuring Jeremy Tagand.
Video shot in collaboration with Mikki Young of MY Media Sydney.
A collection of images from several events covered for Hermés AUS and Global.
Beholden — Personal project, circa 2011.
Lover's 2013 MBFW show coverage, commissioned by GHD.
Deus Ex Machina's limited Winter capsule range, featuring Ben Newmarch and Mitch from IMG models.
Seasonal lifestyle imagery shot for Deus Ex Machina in Byron Bay, 2015.
Parklife 2012, images commissioned for Fuzzy events. Featuring Chairlift, Tame Impala, Labarith, The Presets, Justice, Rusco, Robyn.
Look shoot for Deus Ex Machina's 2017 Southern Summer collection.
Manning Cartell runway show, MBFW 2013, shot for GHD.
In 2012, for the opening of their new Paddington store, Ksubi arranged for the store to be photographed with farm animals inside. Just because they could..
Official imagery commissioned by Ksubi, 2012.
Highlights from the official coverage of Splendour in the Grass 2011. Commissioned by Secret Sounds Group.
Personal portrait series, shot during the 2013 Mardi Gras celebrations on Oxford St, Sydney.
Deus Ex Machina's 2018 Southern Spring Collection, shot for print and advertising.
The original Outlaw, Rod Emory. Photographed in his old compound in West Hollywood, 2016.
BMW R-NineT scrambler lifestyle assets shot for BMW Motorrad Australia and Deus Ex Machina. Featuring Nigel from Engineered to Slide.
Collection of portraits shot across two years of official coverage for Good Vibration Festival.
Official coverage of Melbourne Music Week 2014 and 2015 for City Of Melbourne. Images commissioned for commercial usage.
The Deus Ex Machina X Reigning Champ collaboration, shot in 2015 for commercial use.
The Onyx, shot for Deus Ex Machina in 2017.
Highlights from the Horrors, shot for the Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney, 2013.
Friend, architect and bike builder, Matt Darwin photographed in his home in Braidwood NSW.
Highlights from CSS, shot for the Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney, 2012.
Artist portraits for Big In Japan 2011, commissioned by Kirin and Ksubi.
Band of Skulls, photographed live in Sydney. 2014.
Highlights from the official coverage of the Stereosonic Festival 2013.
"Live Grounds" is a personal project, a collection of the stage floors from numerous shows captured across six years of shooting live music.