Todd "Snap" Hammond
is a keen Pokémon photographer, currently residing in
Todd is said to be able to capture any
Pokémon on film. He has developed a variety of techniques to create the
best settings for his shots.
Todd most enjoys capturing Pokémon in
natural settings. Therefore he tries his hardest to keep himself concealed
and unnoticed by his photographic targets.
Todd is the youngest son of Golle Hammond,
owner of the Hammonds breakfast foods chain -
largest provider of various popular cereals. As a result,
Todd was expected to contribute to the family business by
helping supervise factory workers, as his two older brothers
However, Todd showed a fascination for
cameras. At first, it was simply to watch the little pieces of paper come
out of the slot every time he pressed the big shiny button, but as he
grew, his interest in the true meaning of the pastime grew also. From the
age of thirteen he took up travelling in search of the rarest Pokémon he
could capture on film.
At 15, Todd was invited by
Professor Oak -who had heard of his skills
with photography- to
document the Pokémon living upon Ascorbia Island in the
Orange Archipelago - an
abandoned industrial location the researcher had bought especially for the
purposes of study.
Despite achieving notability in the creative
world, Todd found his confidence crushed when he took up his first
commission only to receive major criticism and stolen photography
techniques. Following this, he settled down to a more stable but far less
exciting job as a radio DJ.