b. 19/10/1993

e:  tom@tomroche.info
@: t0mroche

Tom Roche is a photographer based in Bristol, United Kingdom.
His work is rooted in Documentary, with a subjective way of thinking. He borrows from the esoteric and fiction, blurring the line between genres. He is interested in creating a narrative and raising questions on truth and authorship within the medium of photography, and storytelling in general.

His most recent work Black Blood, is a body of work about his Romany Gypsy heritage; which relies on speculation and folklore, to uncover how his past has tropes that affect his current way of thinking. Formalities and records were not available to him when making the work, so the process was one of meditation and following trails on the road, with people he met, and information he found out along the way.

Available for Editorial Photography comissions & Portfolio design.

For design inquiries, please follow to rocheknows.com

CV–

Education

2019
MA Photography - University of the West of England - Starting in September

2018
BA (Hons) Photography – University of the West of England – 1st Class Honours

2013
BTEC Level 3 Graphic Design – Weston College – Triple Distinction.


Work

2017–Present
Communications assistant at IC–Visual Lab. Bristol
July 2018–September 2018
Intern at Loupe Magazine.


Group Exhibitions

2018
  1. Challenging Stereotypes: Roma, Gypsy & Traveller people. Portsmouth Guildhall, UK
  2. Clay Degree show, Free Range. London, UK
  3. Clay Degree show, UWE Bower Ashton. Bristol, UK

2017
  1. File–Not–Found, Centrespace gallery. Bristol, UK


Features

2018
  1. Then there was us
  2. BJP Online–14/08/18
  3. Photograd 2018 Spotlight
  4. #FotoRoomOpen x Format: Single image prize. Shortlisted


Writing
  1. Loupe Issue 8 – Interview with Mary Perez. 2018


Books

2018
  1. Black Blood. Advance edition of 10
  2. Black Blood maquette. Edition of 3