Tom Langlands is an award-winning photographer, photojournalist and retired architect. His photography appears regularly in publications at home and abroad.
A native of Dundee, Tom studied architecture at Dundee University and Heriot Watt University. Throughout his student years his spare time was spent sketching, painting in watercolours or taking photographs around Tayside and Perthshire. After graduating he worked in London before moving back north to Dumfries and Galloway where he was a founding director of the Carlisle based practice Architects Plus (UK) Ltd. In 2013 he took early retirement from architecture to concentrate on his other life-long passions of photography, writing and the great outdoors.
Tom has been an avid photographer since his school years when he worked weekends and summer holidays in various photography shops. His enthusiasm for photography is evident in the wide range of subject matter that he captures but it his images of Scotland’s flora and fauna, reflecting the stunning biodiversity of his homeland that defines his style.
Through his photography Tom strives to say something about the character and behavior of his subjects and to take the viewer into a world that they may sometimes only experience fleetingly. His images ask the viewer to pause, absorb and appreciate the beauty of the natural world. They often present moments of calm serenity in an otherwise hectic world.