Tom McNally is an award-winning professional photographer based The English Lake District. As a graduate and fellow of the Contemporary Photographic Practice course at Northumbria University, his apprenticeship was thorough. With a background in documentary photography, his work focuses on storytelling and is produced to exacting technical standards. Fascinated by the ever-changing industrial landscape of the northeast of England, he spent long hours perfecting his craft in the red light of the darkroom before switching to digital formats.
A move to The Lake District in 2011 saw a shift to pure landscape images, documenting the splendour of this world famous upland environment. After a solo landscape exhibition in 2012, his pictures began to focus on people’s interaction with this wellknown area. As a keen outdoors person, his climbing, mountaineering and mountain biking imagery earned commercial repute and a wide client base.
Fusing adventure sports and travel photography with documentary practices, Tom’s work now focuses on working with brands, organisations and publications to tell inspiring, interesting and authentic stories. He is often found documenting remote expeditions in words and photographs.
The landscape of The Lake District continues to hold a special allure, but now also within the context of its rich but seldom seen industrial history. He spends his spare time exploring both over and underground is also a member of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.