Tom Mckenzie is an australian, Denkmark based photographer whose work is distinguished, passionate and emotional. Growing up in a both musical and highly academic family allowed him to get inspired by a blend of various factors – Ancient Greek mythology, modern natural and biological phenomena, sexuality and mystical theory. With a strong fascination with new ways of interpreting reality and contemporary identity and how our generation, with our resources and complex technology, may discover a new language in which to describe our place in the ever-changing world, he invites you to explore a surreal world and creates a sentimental feeling in its beholder.
His project ‘CHRYSALIS’ (2012) was made in close collaboration with sound and set designer, Simon Holk Witzansky and was created as an editorial for The88.dk. Looking at the biological metamorphosis of snakes and moths, the geological processes of plate tectonics, rock and crystal formation, as well as incorporating classical and medieval depictions of warriors and heroes, they created a rich universe which gave new meaning to a mythological story of light and dark, confrontation and resolution.