Waiting in Style – Tim Green
Have a look at some of Tim Green’s photos and read about his experience.
“For me, photography is all about that moment when you press the shutter and you know that you’ve got ‘that’ image. My photography is a mixture of styles; abstract, bold graphic shapes, little observations of the world, candids, the obscure details. However most of all it’s the composition that’s the most important to me. I’m always intrigued by the lines & curves that can be found in an image and will often compose photographs to enhance its abstract qualities.
“I don’t specialise in any one specific genre of photography, instead I adapt my photography style to the subject matter. Recently i’ve been trying different types of photography to take me out of my comfort zone and challenge me to try something new – this has recently included taking concert photography for the Wiltshire Music Centre, Wedding photography and Fashion/Editorial based photo shoots with models.
“Although i’m only an amateur, I’m a software consultant during the week, I am privileged to have had some of my work published in books, magazines, newspapers, promotional calendars, postcards, card games and CD book covers as well as exhibiting work locally.
“I currently sell some of my images through Getty Images, as a result of their partnership with flickr photographers. At the moment my ‘ongoing project’ is to enhance my portfolio of fashion/editorial photography, as I find the whole process of organising and creating these types of images so rewarding – however I’m always taking photographs whenever time permits. I’ve a long standing idea for a photographic book, so hopefully one day i’ll be able to get that project started!
“My photographic gear consists of a Sony A700 camera and a small selection of lenses; a Sony 50mm f1.8 for portraits, a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 for landscapes, a Sony 50-150mm f2.8 for general use and a Sigma 50mm macro.
“Heaven’s Waiting Room” – Tim Green
“Heaven’s Waiting Room was taken at the top of Broadgate Tower during last year’s Open House event in London, in a very large white room with views in all directions across all of London. As the weather was poor I took a selection of photos of people wandering around the room, with this shot in mind. It took me ages to get this composition, as I wanted everyone to be almost the same distance from me. I added some split toning in post-processing for that heavenly effect.
“Reflections in Blue” – Tim Green
“Reflections in Blue was also taken at the Open House event last year, shortly after I had visited the Lloyds Insurance building. I was greeted with clear blue skies and couldn’t help but notice the perfect reflections of the futuristic architecture in the windows of the opposite building. This was one of many different reflection images and compositions I made, in an attempt to capture an alternative view of this well known and much photographed landmark.
“Ship to Shore” – Tim Green
“I love to photograph contemporary sculpture, always aiming to create an image that enhances the sculpture in an artistic way. Ship to Shore is an abstract shot of Jon Buck’s stunning sculpture in Port Marine, Portishead, where there is large collection of public art integrated within the living & working environment. A number of my images have since been used as promotional material, including post cards provided with a booklet and map of the area.
“I’ve always been interested in fashion photography and so in the last couple of years I’ve started to organise photo shoots using models, make-up artist and hair stylist whenever I have the opportunity. I love use to natural lighting on location and always try to find an atmospheric venue for each photo shoot. Waiting in style is one of my favourites from a set of images I took for a vintage clothes shop in Bath.”