The son of two hairdressers, Tom Connell’s childhood memories are of evenings and weekends spent in his parents’ salon in Wigan. He later honed his skills at Andrew Collinge before joining the Trevor Sorbie team in London as a stylist. Eight years later, he is the Artistic Director guiding the company’s creative direction, and leading the Artistic Team in development of shoots and show concepts.
A keen photographer and filmmaker, Connell has been eager to explore new formats when it comes to showcasing the team’s latest ideas. “Instead of a collection of images shot with the same lighting, make-up and background, we instead try to think of which style of photography is best for each idea, what will show the work in its best light”, he explains. “Rather than putting together 1 or 2 large collections per year, we will explore releasing individual or pairs of images, all shot independently of each other.”