Tom Hunter’s photographs document the ordinary life of social margins. These are portraits of squatters living in apartments, trailers adapted for living etc. The artist himself is an ex-squatter, and is well familiar with this sub-culture. People in his works look nice and, one could say, have an optimistic attitude to life. These works stand in opposition to the public opinion about the supposed moral corruption prevailing in this environment.
The daily life in Tom Hunter’s photographs is colourful, pure and radiates a kind of fullness of life. The artist associates his plots with well-known compositions of Renaissance painters or iconic pre-Raphaelite works.