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, with a wide client base including corporate organisations and international outdoor brands. This work also included undertaking a number of major expeditions around the world and a successful foray into travel writing.
More recently, Tom’s work has reverted back to documentary focused practices. The landscape of The Lake District continues to hold a special allure, but now 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.