We are unveiling two new partners and we’re excited to share our first partner with you. ClubRare has officially partnered with world-renowned photographer, Tom Ang, who has signed on to sell on our marketplace! Tom Ang is a photographer, author, traveler, and academic. Back in 1979, he was a founding member of Wandsworth Photo Co-op which grew into Photofusion, London’s largest independent photography resource.
Ang has an impressive award-winning resume which includes:
- Won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for Best Illustrated Travel book
- HIPA Content Producer Award in 2019
- Judge for the Hamdan International Photography Award in 2019
- Recipient of the Hamdan International Photography Award Content Creator Award 2019
- Authoring 35 books on Photography
- Two ground-breaking 6-part series “A Digital Picture of Britain and Britain in Pictures” for BBC4
- Wrote the script for an award-winning 8-part series “Scene City Singapore” for Channel News Asia
- Editor of Photography magazine
- Picture editor of The Sunday Correspondent Magazine
- Being Sony’s New Zealand Digital Imaging Ambassador
- Founding member of the World Photographic Academy
- Photography Chair for the Royal Geographical Society’s Expedition Workshops.
- Taught a photojournalism Masters Program at the University of Westminster
Tom, in his own words:
“I’ve had a great gig as a photographer-author with heaps of books to my name, translated into over 20 languages, and a big international award (HIPA Content Producer Award 2019). Now, I want to devote the rest of my life to my first love: making art to share the gorgeousness of our planet with everyone.
My work centers on the idea of co-creation: that of working together with nature, life, chaos, the random, and sheer luck to make beautiful things that transcend the ordinary. The art is in knowing how to partner with life: lead here, stand back there, let go sometimes, and take charge at others. All the time using the best available materials and technology to make the best quality work.”
The Shuffles (more formally ‘Resamblages’)
“In the old days of photography, I produced dozens of prints. I hated throwing them away. One day, I heard one print say ‘I want to be with that one.’ Then another spoke up. I started assembling prints but found that didn’t really work. So I intervened. I cut the prints into small, regular shapes. I shuffled them around and waited for them to organize themselves. I created by listening and feeling what wants to go where with which color or shape to blend or contrast or imply movement. Thus the elements of each part of the scene are shuffled for re-assembly into its re-reconstruction.
These are the results: my co-creation with hundreds of little prints, each a ‘holographic’ element representing the whole. Together they build into larger and larger self-contained pictures, changing with scales of view. Finally, the whole becomes a re-construction of the scene brimming with fractalized details.”