Manila: Tom Epperson

With his constant craving for adventure, insatiable appetite for creative media, and vigorous desire to immerse himself in different cultures, American photographer Tom Epperson has helped revolutionise the vast landscape of art and photography wherever the tide has taken him.

Although currently based in Manila, which has been his home for the last 30 years, Tom grew up in Huntington Beach, California. He began his career in animation for Hanna Barbera before moving on to Australia, Korea and the Philippines. After reading an article in American Photo about French-born photojournalist and war photographer Katherine Leroy, Tom instantly decided to leave his job in animation, a job that spanned 14 years, to become a photographer.

Tom headed back to Manila in 1990 and put up his own studio, Tom Epperson Photography, which, over the past 20 years, has been a recognisable name both here and abroad.

Tom's bold and imaginative work makes him one of Asia-Pacific’s most sought-after photographers. Over the last 25 years, he has developed a unique creative photographic style combined with precise digital skills.

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