Tom Stone has an interest in how the communities perceive individual’s personalities. His work explores issues such as racism, stereotyping and prejudice and how elements such as the press and censorship affect these subjects. Tom attempts to act as an advocate for people who are often seen to be on the edges of communities or who tend to not conform to contemporary trends.
Artisans craft intrigues him as well, this is down to so many hand made skilled jobs are forgotten about and he really loves how some people keep the trade going. Again this is down to them being seen as edges of society who tend to be forgotten about and he wants the traditions to be kept alive.
He endeavors to respond in an individual manner with all his subjects working with them to achieve an authentic response to the process being photographed. Tom aims to work commercially but also show his images in galleries, exhibitions as well as book form.