Tom Manley trained and worked as an architect for ten years before solely focusing on photography. Manley is based in Glasgow and works throughout the UK. Within the field of architectural photography he aims to capture the built environment alongside the social landscape and cultural fabric of different cities. The story of a building through its form, function, concept and place takes precedence. His background in architecture and fine art has helped develop his practice using the camera and written word to communicate the projects and ideas he presents to clients.
Since first visiting Glasgow in 1999, Tom developed an interest in notions of regeneration and place identity which has become a consistent theme in his work, culminating in consultancy work on urban and cultural regeneration issues. He has worked with editorial publications such as A10 Magazine, Architects Journal and Urban Realm Magazine.
In 2008 Tom won the Social Landscape and Documentary category after entering the Glasgow Institute of Architects Photography competition.