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TOMMY TON

Tommy Ton
  • OCCUPATION

    Photographer, Jak & Jil Blog

  • HOMETOWN

    Ontario, Canada

  • CURRENT RESIDENCE

    Out of suitcase in Ontario

Street-style photographer and now GQ fashion photog Tommy Ton's love of fashion editors, buyers, and stylists started when his older sister asked him to tape episodes of 90s classic Fashion Television in her absence. 

Hails from The Great White North - Oakville, Canada, to be precise. 

What would the title of your auto-biography be?
Obsession.

What can’t you travel without and why?
I can’t ever travel without my iPod but lately I’m really loving my Nintendo 3Ds.  It really keeps me entertained when traveling and spending so much time in airports.

Where is your favorite travel destination?
Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos.  It’s where I go to retreat and recharge after being in so many cities.

If you could choose one person to show you “their New York City,” who would it be and why?
Martha Stewart.  I’m such a foodie that I feel she would know exactly the right spots to hit.  And I love, love dessert, and she would know the way to my heart.

What or who inspired you recently and why?
I’ve been inspired by and obsessed with Tumblr.  I just love looking at how different people curate their Tumblrs with images that inspire them.  It’s like looking at a designer’s mood board but coming from the perspective of so many different people.