About CourseJoin Larry Becker as he sits down for an inspirational chat with Tim Wallace, an international advertising and automotive photographer based in the UK. You may have seen some of Tim's amazing automotive photography classes, but you probably have not heard the stories that shaped who he is and his approach to the craft of photography. Over the course of an hour Tim and Larry touch on topics ranging from getting started in the business, to how to get your head in the right mindset before a shoot, the importance of living an interesting and meaningful life, and the role of gear in the creative process. You'll learn about who Tim turns to for inspiration and come away with an even deeper appreciation for Tim's work and who he is as a person.
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Based in England and working Internationally the work of commercial advertising photographer Tim Wallace is often described as dramatic and conceptual, it is well regarded and received both by commercial clients as well as within the advertising industry itself leading to awards such as; British Commercial Photographer of the Year, and UK Motor Industry Photographer of the Year.Tim works internationally with many high clients across the globe such as Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot, Mercedes and Morgan as well as shooting some of the worlds most iconic brands such as Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Ferrari in the UK and Europe to Dodge, Chevrolet and Mustang in the US. Over recent years he has also broadened the AmbientLife brand to include other transport related work such as HGV Truck and large vehicle photography, Aviation and aircraft work, engineering and logistics.Tim is a critically acclaimed photographer whose work has spanned both commercial and advertising clients for over 10 years. Tim first started out in the darkrooms of the Daily Mail where he developed his unique appreciation for tone and contrast and even today he is very much an advocate of the benefits of shooting and learning the photography craft through first learning to shoot and develop film properly, as well as learn to print that subsequent work in the darkroom. Having had work published in the Times, Guardian and Independent, Tim's career was clearly on track from a young age. Fast forward to the UK recession in the late 80's and Tim decided to join the Royal Navy and went on to serve with 42 Commando Royal Marines in many parts of the world. In 2006 Tim decided it was time to go back to a career in photography and so established his own company, AmbientLife, with its very strong idea's towards both its goals and its own creative output. Over the past decade AmbientLife have worked with a who's who of automotive royalty, from Jaguar, Aston Martin and beyond. Tim's work is highly sought after, and this is driven also by his string of awards including British Commercial Advertising Photographer of the Year, and the acclaimed UK Motor Industry Car Photographer of the Year award to name but a few. His ability to capture and create shots that showcase not only a car as it appears visually but also its sheer personality and soul are much sought after and often written about when he talks to magazines and in interviews that he gives in the Europe and US.