What I Do...
I am a photo-journalist specialising in cycling, boating, adventure-sports and travel, with 30 years experience writing and taking photos.
I have been Editor of Motorcycle International, GreyBike, Sports Boat & RIB, Jet Skier & PW, Waterski Illustrated, and Motor Boat & Yachting. I have written freelance pieces for Boat International, GQ, France Magazine, XL, Stuff, BMW magazine, MCN, SuperBike, Cycle World and a host of other motorcycle and boating magazines around the world. I have also written three books, and supplied numerous marine and automotive companies with commercial images for their advertising and PR work.
I shoot both film and digital, with a Canon EOS-1, a 1D MkIII, a 5D MkII and a medium-format Bronica. A selection of photos should appear elsewhere in these pages to give you an idea of what I do. I can supply photos as prints up to A1, transparencies, digital images as TIFFs, jpegs or in RAW format.
I also shoot video, and can supply raw or edited footage up to 1080 hi-def, or edited short-films suitable for editorial or commercial use.
I recently spent nine months as the interim Web Editor for Boat International's web site (www.boatinternational.com), where I learned to embrace WordPress and Scene7. Although not my natural milieu, it gave me a great insight into digital publishing and enabled me to join the 21st Century. I now feel quite at home with HTML and SEO.
What the professionals say:
Tom Isitt's story [Circuit de Champs de Bataille 1919] in Issue 44 is the best thing I've read in Rouleur...an absurdly interesting story, beautifully told." Ned Boulting, author and TV broadcaster
"Tom is one of the most talented writers I have ever worked with, as well as one of the best photographers...This is good stuff; thoroughly researched, tightly written, amusing, detailed and informed."
Alan Harper, Editor of Motor Boat & Yachting
"A young Tom Isitt began to write not only sane, interesting and perspicacious articles, but embellish them with a mirth-inducing turn of phrase. Constant improvement over the years has seen him become one of the finest motorcycle journalists in the land."
Mark Williams, Publisher, Future Publishing
(On going freelance): "Be your own boss, and turn in the kind of irreverent and highly entertaining prose for which you are so famous. And those brilliant photos, of course."
Jake Kavanagh, Editor of Motor Boats Monthly
Areas of Expertise:
Meer & Yachten
Mer & Bateaux
Nichole de Carle lingerie
Boat International Russia
Sports Boat & RIB
Jet Skier & PW
Middle-East Boat Owner
Living North magazine
Boat International China
Il Tridente magazine