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Tommy Ton Signs Off From Style.com via Instagram

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Tommy Ton is no longer Style.com's famous street style photographer. It's been speculated that his last days with Style.com were imminent in September, when the site published a five-year retrospective of his work in the field that sounded a whole lot like a goodbye. At that time, he also shut down his personal street style blog, Jak & Jil.

Last night, he Instagrammed his last Style.com photo (a portrait of Nick Wooster) captioned with some parting words of gratitude for the job:

So this is my Style.com sign off. I want to thank everyone over the last six years for their incredible outpour of support. I grew up glued to my computer screen living vicariously through the world of Style.com and never in a million years did I expect to become a contributor to the most relevant and influential fashion publication. It's sad to see it go but fashion is all about change and moving forward. I want to thank Dirk Standen, Nicole Phelps and Tim Blanks for mentoring me and giving me this platform. I, still to this day, pinch myself that I had this incredible opportunity and will be forever grateful to the Style.com team for allowing me to be a part of history. Last week was my last submission in the field and I was fortunate to have my friend, Nick Wooster, be the last image I took for Style.com. Many, many thanks again, Tommy

Nick Wooster left an equally touching comment in response to the photo: "Thanks so much @tommyton -- my life has been forever changed because of you!"

A photo posted by Tommy Ton (@tommyton) on

There's no word yet on where Tommy Ton is headed next, but Style.com's days are numbered. The site will be morphing into Condé Nast's global e-commerce hub in the fall, with editorial content redirected to a new domain under the Vogue umbrella.