Thomas Larkin is an artist based in Manchester, working out of Bankley Studios specialising in photographic research and practice..
Currently his practice is specifically an investigation into tactility and materiality  within photography. Focusing on camera-less photography and antiquated photographic process he is hoping to address and bring to light our obsession with photography and the mass consumption of it in the 21st century.
He is also exploring our relationship with the sustainability and  disposability of photography through an examination of ephemeral image making techniques which include plant based image making processes. 
He is currently researching and working on a publication exploring and examining the forgotten histories of photography prior to the more commonly associated histories.

Selected work is available as a limited run print, please contact thomaslarkinphoto@gmail.com for more details.

Professional Qualifications


Manchester School of Art Undergraduate Degree in Photography


Manchester School of Art Masters Degree in Photography

Exhibitions & Resume


Moments Of Vision (Group Show), Manchester, Piccadilly Place, May 2013


Transmission (Group show) London, The Brick Lane Gallery, June 2014


Manchester School of Art Degree Show (Group show), Manchester School of Art, June 2015

Hive (Group Show) London, Hoxton Arches, July 2015


wearecow.com - Fashion photographer


Trac'd zine launch (Group show), The Deaf Institute, December 2017

Trac'd #01 print publication - www.tracd.co.uk


Acquisition (Group Show), MSoA, February 2018

Motion/less (Group Show), Manchester Northern Quarter, June 2018

Process (Group Show), The Grosvenor Gallery, December 2018


Hang Out (Group Show), Bankley Gallery, July 2019

Manchester School of Art MA Show, The Holden Gallery, September/October 2019

Instagram: @surfacelight 

Using Format