As part of a new series from LCC Short Courses, we’re delving into how skill based careers can be built upon through further training – How I got here: covering the points of inspiration, the struggles and the top tips they’d give to other aspiring creatives.
Starting the series with Tom Oliver Payne, an Australian Architectural Photographer who joined us for the three day Architectural Photography short course lead by NAARO, a photography studio focused on the narration of contemporary architecture. Tom was topping up his knowledge in Architectural photography through the theory and practice based course led by professional architectural photographers Marcela Spadaro and Freya Najade.
Originally from Sydney, Tom moved to London 6 years ago training as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Specialising in Urban Planning and Design, Tom went on to work 5 years in the industry as a chartered professional for a London consultancy. Although he had a fun team and interesting projects at the firm, he decided to follow his father’s footsteps into photography.
We caught up with Tom to find out more about his journey…