i-D contributor Tom Ryling is a London born jack-of-all-trades who changes his mind on a daily basis about what it is he exactly does. Working from his Highgate studio he writes articles and scripts, takes photos and creates clothes and collages whilst daydreaming that one day he will get to perform on Top of the Pops. Having studied at both Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths, Tom Ryling has long enjoyed juggling his explorations into art, literature and fashion. He has contributed to many magazines and first became involved with i-D via legendary stylist and Fashion Editor Judy Blame; with whom he has worked closely for several years. Tom’s artwork has been internationally exhibited and explores ideas of family and identity, political fear and the beauty of language. He is currently working on large-scale collages and a short film. Counting Charles Bukowski, Winona Ryder, RuPaul and Jean Genet as his personal Gurus, Tom hopes for a political revolution in the coming years and all he wants for Christmas is a proper in-house photocopier.
Outside with Victorinox.