Tim's been a photographer since his teens. An honours degree, majoring in documentary photography, was followed by 20 years of publications in the UK national newspapers and magazines, with regular commissioned work coming from the Sunday Times and the BBC.
Moving to the top of New Zealand's South Island in 2006, he quickly established a reputation as the region's foremost freelance editorial photographer and videojournalist.
In 2011 he won the Photostory category at New Zealand Geographic's Photographer of the Year awards, with a photo-essay on a mass whale stranding. Consistently producing images of the highest standard resulted in regularly featuring as a finalist in this prestigious national competition, as well as the Canon Media Awards (now the Voyager Media Awards) - a rare achievement for a freelance.
Tim's pictures have appeared in a broad variety of publications including the NZ Herald, North & South, NZ Geographic, NZ Listener, AA Directions, Woman, Haven, NZ Farmers Weekly, Australia & New Zealand (UK magazine). Corporate clients include Nelson City Council, Consumer NZ, Sealord, Port Nelson, forestry company OneFortyOne, NZ Coastguard and the Australian consumer organisation Choice.
News and feature videos for the NZ Herald, Nelson City Council and corporate/web videos for a number of other clients are regularly commissioned. Community-oriented work has become more of a focus in recent years with involvement in a number of exhibitions and working closely with organisations such as Age Concern, Nelson Arts Festival, Make/Shift Spaces and The Voice Collective.