Jørn Tomter: Documentary Photography

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Photography: Meet fantastic documentary photographer and storyteller, Jørn Tomter

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.


Jørn Tomter: Sir Paul Smith


Jørn Tomter: Tennis


Jørn Tomter: Wimbledon Boys & Girls for D2 magazine


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


Jørn Tomter: Tony Crook of Bristol Cars


Jørn Tomter: Marina Abramovic for D3 Magazine


Jørn Tomter: Kristian on his Fishing Boat