Thomas Walk is a 21 year old photographer from Sydney. Picked up by the Hobo agency at the age of 17, known as ‘The Kid’, he is / was a child prodigy with a camera.
Walk is well known for his vibrant party / event photographs for the Hobo Gestapo, his work in ‘BEHOLDEN’ differs greatly. This body of work is a beautifully eerie representation of life. He captures the lives lived by the subjects in the details of their skin and expressions. Everybody will age, in the end we can only hope that we are as interesting as Walk’s images.
“There was only so much event photography could provide. I needed to turn back the clock, re-think what photography was to me — find a new source of inspiration. For this project, I chose the elderly.
Photographing the elderly is the total opposite to what I had been surrounding myself with, people who were generations apart from me, people who had lived a lifetime and had the scars to prove it, people who stories had substance.
I wanted to challenge myself and capture a subject I had never had a connection or a history with. Discovering became my inspiration.”