Tom packed up and moved to Bali at the ripe young age of 18 where he found employment working under surf photographer Dustin Humphrey. For the better part of three years he traveled around the islands via motorcycle in search of waves, building his surf X moto portfolio and gaining a lay of the land. During his time with Humphrey, Tom met Ellis Ericson and Jason Salisbury and the rest they say, is history.
After branching out on his own, Tom became a RVCA Advocate living the brand and shooting surf. His work has brought him to 5 of the 7 continents and he has been published in Japan, Australia, Europe, the States, Brazil and Indonesia. Most of the year you’ll find Hawk riding his motorcycle and traveling around SE Asia with the #goodvibesadventureclub. Consisting of Ellis, Salsa and the three of their girlfriends they’re all constantly in search of adventure, waves and good times.
Never having surfed (except on a motorcycle), he’s truly a photographer’s photographer. In love with the art of capturing a perfect moment, instead of frothing over flawless waves he enjoys his time smoking ciggys and drinking lattes on the beach with the babes. Not a bad gig.