Tom Balks has been shooting professionally since 1993 focussing on the areas of cycling and wildlife photography. He has covered over 11 years worth of cycling in Australia and New Zealand.


  • Tour of Southland (New Zealand’s major six-day cycling race),
    2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009
  • Australia UCI BMX World Championship, 2003
  • Promotional photo tour for Plan International, East Timor, 2002
  • Tour Down Under (Australia’s major six-day cycling race), 2002, 2003
  • UCI Women’s World Cup of Cycling, Australia, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • UCI Women’s World Cup of Cycling, New Zealand, 2002
  • Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, 1998 Melbourne 2006
  • Photographer for Auckland University’s Humpback Whale Research in Tonga, 94–95
  • HRH The Prince Charles: Royal Tour of New Zealand, 1994
  • Tour Photographer for Colonial Cycling Classic, New Zealand, 1994
  • National French Rugby Team, Tour of New Zealand, 1994

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The Photographer is the author of the Photographs. The Photographs Shall be the Photographer’s interpretation rather than a literal re-creation of any concepts or layouts provided to the photographs by the client or the client’s representative. Subject to the Licence, the Photographer retains the entire copyright in the Photographs at all times throughout the World

The photographer must be suitably credited with the photographer in any instance where the photography is used for P.R. purposes in trade or mainsteam publications.

The Client shall have the right to use the Photographs only in the media, within the territory and for the period set out in the Terms of Business. Any extended usage must be with the written consent of the Photographer and will be subject to a further fee. The Licence cannot be transferred without the photographer’s written consent