“Until recently my work has been about depicting different races and cultures especially from Asia, a part of the world very close to my heart. It’s been important to me to try and capture a piece of today that nods to yesterday and tomorrow. In this way my work can be nostalgic, romantic and contemporary. Since I discovered the Sahara Desert, the Atlas Mountains and the river Ganges my attentions have been diverted towards the natural environment. This is not to say however that people have become less important, in fact their diminishing presence within the frame has inspired a more emotional response to my pictures. In this way my photographs have become more humanised.
I have always been part of a minimalist tradition in that I believe the simpler the image the more powerful it can be. A sense of balance is key for me in creating successful photographs. I am interested in the crossover between painting and photography and in my colour work there is an ever-fading line between the two. Painters such as Mark Rothko especially inspire me. My hope is to take the viewer beyond the literal image, to set the soul free, and in some way to remind them of their life; it is only now that I feel I am coming closer to these aims.”
– Tim Hall
Tim Hall is a British Fine Art Photographer, who specialises in travel, landscape and portraiture. His drive to see the world through the lens of a camera was inspired by the romance of 19th century travellers and more recently, national geographic photographers. His work is a lyrical response to the people and places that he has visited and shows his deep interest in the urban and natural world as well as the people who inhabit them.
The influence of painting in his work stems from his studies of Art History at Manchester University. The intention to strike an emotional or spiritual chord is evident in much of his landscape work, which is inspired by Rothko and Turner.
With over twenty years experience as a project-based photographer, his works are often conceived as a series, exhibited as a collective body or bought as single pieces. Tim lives in London and is represented by contemporary art galleries across Europe, South East Asia and the USA.