Tim Wallace – INSPIRE
This talk was by far one of the best talks I have attended whilst studying at Glyndwr, Tim really has opened my eyes with regards to the photographic industry, Tim was not a me, me ,me type of person but spoke about obstacles that will present themselves, he told us that we would all fail at one time or another, I believe that failure makes the person overcome obstacles that would normally halt you in your tracks,
Tim Wallace has been taking photographs since he was seven years old, when he was 16 he worked for the Daily Mail in the darkrooms where he found his appreciation for his style of work, after this he joined the Royal Marines, Tim suffered an horrific injury that put an end to his service in the Marines and decided to go back to photography of which he has been doing professionally for the last ten years, Tim never attended university in fact, when he was 15 he ran away from home and spent 6 months on the streets of London before finally getting his break at the Daily Mail.
Tim has become very successful in his line of photography having worked for giants such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz and Jaguar – Land rover to name a few, Tim has travelled far and wide in his work capturing images of planes, helicopters, cars, yachts and more, he has been interviewed by organisation from all over the world, won numerous awards such as
“International Commercial Advertising Photographer of the Year 2011
UK Motor Industry Professional Car Photographer of the Year 2012
International Travel Photographer of the Year 2013
Medium Format Photographer of the Year 2013 3rd
Hasselblad Photographer of the month
Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010
BBC Best New Creative Business Award 2006″
(Wallace T. (). AMBIENTLIFE. Available: http://www.ambientlife.co.uk/TimWallace.html. Last accessed 19th March 2017.)
Tim kept urging the audience to participate but I feel that if anyone did, then they would miss out on something that he was going to say, he definitely has a knack for capturing the audience as well as the subjects he is in front of.
Tim uses a Hasselblad camera, this is an expensive piece of kit with a price tag of £20000+
I remember him saying during his talk that if he didn’t get a job shortly after purchasing his camera his mortgage wouldn’t be getting paid!
Fortunately he did get work and as they say, the rest is history!