Hi, my name is Tom Claessens. I was born in 1983 within the city borders of Antwerp where I developed a passion for music. I still enjoying active music listening sessions but gone are the days I try to produce something.
During my master degree studies graphic design I got into touch with photography. I documented the mundane, everyday life but developed a fascination for abandoned buildings.
After spending years inside places filled with asbestos, my focus shifted towards nature and landscapes. I photograph both digital and analog, side by side and process 35mm, 120mm and 4x5 sheet film at home in an improvised dark room.
I work as a Scrum Master for AS Adventure, a large retailer in outdoor and fashion, active in Belgium, The Netherlands and UK.