As serene as they are playful, as soft as they are alert, Tom Hsu’s images are the work of a careful and tender eye. In one breath, Tom captures lean, taut skin stretched over a muscle poised for action, in the next, it’s a heap of legs all relaxed together in a tangled, intimate weave. Who or whatever takes centre stage in Tom’s compositions, whether a beautiful model striking a pose or the delicate and fleeting vibrancy of a fresh raspberry, we are treated to a precise and quietly seductive image. The softened colours and hazy summer days in these photos make us want to hold each other, feel the air on our naked skin. A selection from Tom’s stunning portfolio features in Extra Extra no. 21.