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    Jørn Tomter: Documentary Photography

Photography: Meet fantastic documentary photographer and storyteller, Jørn Tomter

Posted by Liv Siddall,

I’m going to put my hands up and say that I’m one of those people that buys the Sunday papers, tears off the plastic, retrieves the supplements and chucks the rest away. There I SAID it. But supplements are so, so brilliant – the documentary photography in them is unparalleled, whole stories told in just one image. There’s a lot of staple documentary photographers out there, but at the moment it’s really Jørn Tomter who’s taking the biscuit. From Sir Paul Smith, to Marina Abramovic, to an old couple in Norway, to the Wimbledon ball boys and girls, to Damien Hirst getting his nipple out – you’re unlikely to see a more interesting and diverse portfolio than Jørn’s. Read the backstory behind the Damien Hirst nipple thing here. Super interesting.

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    Jørn Tomter: Sir Paul Smith

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    Jørn Tomter: Tennis

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    Jørn Tomter: Wimbledon Boys & Girls for D2 magazine

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    Jørn Tomter: 2 minutes after running 4500 km over 60 days

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    Jørn Tomter: Tony Crook of Bristol Cars

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    Jørn Tomter: Marina Abramovic for D3 Magazine

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    Jørn Tomter: Kristian on his Fishing Boat


Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.