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Thomas Hodges. Across from Antibe.

Born in London, England, Thomas has lived and travelled extensively throughout the world, whilst residing primarily in Europe and East Asia. Currently he resides between Italy, Luxembourg and France.

Thomas first picked-up a camera around the age of 8 (his Father being a keen amateur photographer). He started working in a professional capacity in 1984, shooting freelance editorial, primarily for the fashion industry. However, photography remained very much a secondary profession until 2004, when Thomas was enticed to resign from his principal profession as a financial engineer and pursue a full-time career as an artist, working primarily with the medium of photography, although of late he has expanded his horizons to include other media, notably mixed-media projects and also sculpture.

Thomas has a unique artistic style, which he terms "Imaginistic", leaving the onlooker to deduct the ultimate conclusion of what his images portray. In December 2006, Thomas established the Art Movement "Imaginism", primarily to accommodate his own artistic style, and in compliment to the poetic movement of the same name.

Although Thomas has a varied portfolio of work, he is inspired by female beauty, capturing the sensuality and sexuality of woman, which remains his principal subject matter. His figurative works have gained international recognition, and Thomas now has works in both private and public collections worldwide.

Thomas has also ventured into the fields of interior design, working in collaboration with both fashion and commercial designers, he fusions his work into custom made artworks, clothing, furnishings and interior decorations, using a variety of support materials and techniques.

Although Thomas works primarily with natural light, preferring this to the artificial environment of studio lighting. He excels in the manipulation of light. His work has been quoted as “bordering on experimental, focusing less on the subject and more on the formal aspects of the image, the light, movement and composition. In particular movement, which give his images an intense atmosphere, masking the formal subject and replacing it with sensuality and suspense”. Thomas’ images have been described as “surreal”, “manifesting within a dream” and even as “a gift from heaven”.

In 2006, Thomas was awarded the title of “Spider Fellow”, having won a prestigious “Nominee Award” in “The Black and White Spider Awards”. The Black and White Spider Awards is "the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography". Thomas was further honored when he won a further 5 Nominee Awards in the 2007 competition. 

Thomas has also won “Nominee Awards” in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 “International Color Awards (also known as the "Photography Masters Cup”). The International Color Awards is a global online award show recognizing excellence in color photography. Thomas also received an “Honorable Mention” award in the 2008 and 2009 IPA-Lucie Awards (International Photography Awards) in the Fine Art Nude category, for his series entitled “Romantica” and "Nude Shadows". In 2009, Thomas was again awarded, this time in the "London International Creative Competition" (LICC), for his figurative series entitled "Wrapped".

Thomas' first monograph is entitled "Le Tre Grazie" and was published in 2014 by LGE Editions based in Rome, Italy. It pertains to his artwork series of the same name, which is the first and only photographic based body of work pertaining to this subject matter. A second special limited edition monograph pertaining to the same series will be published early 2015 by the prestigious Editions Galerie Vevais in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, Thomas is working on numerous other book publications, several of which are scheduled for publication in 2015. This includes his first monograph entitled "Imaginism", which in "Limited Series" version, will incorporate a special scored DVD, providing the reader with a full sound and vision experience. Several of his other books will be published in Japan, with a specific focus on Japanese and other East Asian collectors.

Thomas Hodges. Kois.

Thomas’ work is published in the first volume of "The World's Greatest Black & White Photography", the "Photography Masters Cup Yearbook 2008" and “The Erotic Review Photographer of the Year Prize – The Book”. His work is also published in many magazines (both print and online), including USA Playboy and GQ Magazine. Thomas has also been featured in numerous magazine articles and TV interviews. In June 2014 a one hour documentary film entitled "Le Tre Grazie Backstage" was released in Rome, Italy, which focused on his production of Le Tre Grazie photographic series of artworks.

Thomas' artworks can be found in many private and public collections world-wide, including; Davis Polk Wardwell, Sony Corporation, Universal Corporation, Shanghai University and Chi Mei Museum, to name but a few. He has and continues to exhibit his work internationally, including the 2008 Venice Biennale and the 2009 International Art Show in Cannes, France and the 2012 Taiwan Photo Fair in Taipei, Taiwan.  Thomas maintains an active and global exhibition schedule, including both solo and group exhibitions. 
 Thomas was named by the NYC based art journalist, critic and collector as one of the "106 Super Hot Artists For 2013" (

Artist’s Statement: Primarily, my work is representational but with a strong element of conceptualism. My principal focus is on the creation of images that I define as "Imaginistic". Be it the beauty of the female form or that of an architectural monument, my works will leave the imagination to interpret what is actually being portrayed. You will see (or not see) as much (or as little) as you so desire. Your own imagination is primarily the key to your own personal interpretation of much of my work.

"You perceive what you wish to perceive, there is no truth, perhaps no reality, it is for you to decide. Let your imagination be the key to your interpretation of realism. 
That is Imaginism" ~ Thomas Hodges.

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