While I fell in love with image making as a teen in my father’s darkroom, it was something I learned playing college football that really propelled my career. Hard work yields amazing results - as in the harder I worked towards my goals the more amazing the accomplishments. It's a simple mantra, the harder I work, the luckier I get. As a father it’s something that I am diligently passing on to my two daughters. Watching them learn that accomplishing anything worthwhile takes commitment, sacrifice and focus; inspires me to keep pushing towards my goals. Twenty years ago I left behind a career as a high school teacher and football coach, to follow a dream of being a photographer. I truly started at the bottom, freelancing for community newspapers, then as a photojournalist, and ultimately collaborating on campaigns for the worlds most iconic consumer brands. Each step up is a reward for the countless hours sacrifice put towards my goals. It is said that “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” and nothing could be more true. Now with each triple bid, I know I am competing with amazing talents. Though I believe that to be distinctive, inspiring and innovative, requires that I put every ounce of energy into the projects awarded to our team. I draw upon my experiences as a teacher and a team player to plan better, problem solve smarter and push myself, the talent and crew to deliver the very best performances possible. Success is the cumulative effort of all the little things along the way that make the work great. I am still climbing, scratching and clawing my way towards being my very best. I still approach every opportunity to make images both moving and still with the same passion as my very first assignment. The craft of creating is never lost on me. Today I am the best version of myself - I’ve evolved into a producer, director, writer and photographer, a true visual communicator. I am leveraging all the lessons l learned to make shrewder choices, be more efficient, and amplify my effectiveness to communicate.
Links to more about Tim and his work...
Epson Print Your Legacy
Wired Magazine Interview
Huffington Post Arts & Culture Story
ABC News Fish Heads Story Archive
Magazine Digital Photo Pro Interview
A Photo Editor
Communications Arts Fresh
Adobe Spotlight Interview and Video
Popular Photography Magazine
Bella Umbrella Series Article
World Cup Calendar
Sports Photography Tutorial Review