Burrow's first passion was painting, which he studied at the Sydney College of the Arts before dropping out after a year to pursue photography. He took his camera to London in 1991, landing a job managing Europe’s largest photographic studio complex, Holborn Studios. For a period of four years, he was fortunate to work alongside photographers such as David Bailey. It was here that Toby’s passion for photography took hold.
Toby returned to Sydney and began to build an eclectic collection of personal and commissioned work, establishing a significant base of advertising clients both in Australia and internationally. His edgy style and award-winning photography have been celebrated with a World Press Award, New York Festival Gold and numerous Cannes and one show finalists.
Of his photography, he has said: 'My intention in much of my exhibition work is to create images that sit on the edge of reality, dreamscapes that are open to interpretation. There is a simplicity and honesty to great photography'.