Alys Tomlinson grew up in Brighton. She then went on to study English Literature and Communications at the University of Leeds. After graduating, she moved to New York for a year. Here, she had her first commission for Time Out. She then went back to London to study photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She also recently completed a part time MA in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism and Pilgrimage (Distinction). At SOAS, University of London. Which ties in with her long term, personal project about pilgrimage.
Alys combines commissioned work for editorial, design and advertising clients with personal work. Which she then publishes and exhibits. Alys is currently working on a feature length documentary film called Vera, which she is co-directing with Cécile Embleton.