It may seem counter intuitive as photography seemingly is recording any given moment on film or a sensor, but the concept of an image begins with countless hours of research, pre-visualisation and monitoring of weather patterns, tides and other such variables. Some images take years to create from concept to capture as often the elements that comprise the image do not all come together all at once. Others are simply created within a matter of minutes when all the elements come together in one display of Mother Nature at her finest.

Tim uses a medium format panoramic 617 camera to capture all his panoramic images. This camera combines a very wide angle lens at a ratio of 3:1 within tack-sharp glass. The resulting images roughly equate to what our eyes see. Accordingly, Tim often considers his panoramic images as windows into the natural world and offer the audience the opportunity to get lost in the image as if they were there themselves.

Tim captures all of his images on medium format film. Largely using Fuji Velvia RP 50, a high contract, rich colour and fine grain film that is seemingly tailor made for colourful yet elegant landscape imagery. Tim firmly believes that using film best represents the honesty and integrity of the scene and offers him the best vehicle to capture the diverse landscapes of Australia.

Tim is a firm believer of honestly representing the integrity of the landscape but uses a combination of subtle nuances that sometimes remove the image from what we receive as reality. His images frequently have an ethereal quality, a result of slow film and long shutter speeds ranging from seconds to many minutes. The results vary from beautifully soft, silky water to the streaking of stars and lights. Whilst the art of photography appears to be a simple craft, creating an enchanting landscape image is extremely difficult as slide film is an unforgiving beast: light cannot be manufactures no subjects manipulated.

Shooting film is not all darkrooms and chemicals. Once an image is captured on film, Tim gets the film developed by a highly respected photographic lab used by the industry's top names. Once the slides are developed, Tim spends countess hours hand selecting the very best images with his eye glued to a loupe and the slide back-lit by a light table. Tim then uses advanced scanning technology for the digital reproduction of these high fidelity film recordings allowing him to produce prints that are the perfect harmony between the nuances of film, and the progressive age of digital photography.