So who is Thomas Skou?
Photographer Thomas Skou (b. 1982) spent the last decade travelling the globe with his camera. He worked for Wood Wood, Nike & Rascals, shot for Dazed & Confused, Italian Vogue and his biggest client – LEVI’S, where he took photos for several campaigns and a 240 page limited book. Generator takes a dive into Thomas’ biography.
Thomas kicked off his career by buying a Nikon FM camera at age 13 and went on taking pictures of his friends riding BMX bikes and skateboarding. The local photographer was born in Denmark and has lived in Copenhagen & Barcelona (without learning Spanish or Catalan).
He started out at an early age working for photographers who guided him into developing his own style. They supported him with free film and available photography dark rooms.
Thomas’ career as a photographer includes commercial and editorial photography surrounding fashion, portraits and reportages. His portfolio has grown massively over the years as he continues to travel across the globe.
He works without fancy flash set-ups and a crew of assistants, which allowed him to prosper during the economic crisis. Thomas proved he didn’t need a huge amount of money to create beautiful art.
The way Thomas goes about his job is simple. He possesses a unique relationship with the subject and the pictures he takes, making his work stand out from the rest.
An exhibition of Thomas’ photos are touring Generator properties throughout Europe. To make sure you don’t miss his photography, check out our Long Way Home exhibition page to find out when and where is touring.
Pictures from the Aftershow Party: