Tom studied Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Technology from 1990 to 1994.

 

During this time, he picked up photography as one of his major subjects.

 

One of his first projects was documenting  a group of his friends who were performing a drag show at the famous Albury Hotel on Oxford St.

Tom studied Fashion and Textile Design at the

University of Technology from 1990 to 1994.

During this time, he picked up photography as one

of his major subjects.

One of his first projects was documenting  a group

of his friends who were performing a drag show

at the famous Albury Hotel on Oxford St.

One friend in this group also

happened to be the Arts Editor at

a local gay newspaper,

Capital Q.

 

Tom was offered

the job of staff photographer,

and then spent the next two years

or so documenting

that golden age of gay

life in Sydney.

Folly of Gossip is a joyous

romp up and down Oxford St, treasured

yet forgotten moments from

a simpler time.

Folly of Gossip is a joyous

romp up and down Oxford St, treasured

yet forgotten moments from

a simpler time.