Director and photographer, Tom Gould’s list of clients reads like the who’s who of fashion, sports and popular culture. Tom Gould is cool. He has shot advertising campaigns for NBA, Ralph Lauren, Reebok and MTV.
He has written a book, Bury Me With the Lo On, in collaboration with rapper, Thirstin Howl the 3rd, which documents the hip-hop sub-culture of the 1990s Brooklyn crew, Lo Life, and their obsession with Ralph Lauren.
He has created a documentary, Brownsville Born, which is ostensibly the story of young boxer, Bruce ‘Shu Shu’ Carrington, growing up in Brooklyn in New York, and under which lies a commentary of gun violence in America. Gould is also a co-creator of the Viceland TV show, F*ck that’s Delicious, with Action Bronson.
He is fascinated by subcultures and the environment around him and has tapped into a world that exists at a local level and resonates globally.
Gould has been signed by Sweetshop for international representation.
Tom’s strength lies in his ability to connect with real people and authentic stories, blending the cinematic and emotive in all his work, while aiming to propel compassion in his audience.
Edward Pontifex, managing director of Sweetshop Australia, stated, “Tom’s work taps into unique cultures, finding their voice and communicating it in a way that is honest and respectful. I can’t wait to see him hone his craft even further and find new untold stories he can tell.”
Gould added, “Since being a young filmmaker I have watched the success of Sweetshop over the years so I am now honoured to join the team and excited to partner with a truly global company.”
Watch Tom’s work here.