Tim is everything people say he is. Warm, inviting, interesting, honest, unique. He tells everyone this with his photography. And then the families who invite him into their homes confirm it. He makes you feel like you have met before. I don't know whether this comes naturally to him, or whether he has just become really good at it since travelling to every corner of this beautiful country in the past year, knocking on the doors of strangers to take their picture. I suspect it is the former. The only thing that didn't match real Tim to internet Tim (in my head), was his voice. I thought it would be really deep. Not Barry White deep. But deeper than average. I have no idea why? I assure you he sounds like a manly man. I should stop typing.
Deep voices aside, Tim fits right in. Without effort, it would seem. He chats easily, joins in with any topic of conversation, is happy to talk about his family, his childhood, one of his (many!) twin sisters who looks remarkably like my little sister, his photography wisdom, his advice. And, of course, his beautiful wife Kesh, and their baby. He moves seamlessly, snapping here and there, never in a rush. Never in a rush to get the shot. And yet he manages to be everywhere and snap everything. He was always destined to be behind the lens. Being invited into strangers' homes. To capture the normal, the everyday, the dynamic, the rhythm, the love.
And he captured ours.
*I decided to split these beautiful images into two posts to give them the respect and justice they deserve. All the outdoor images will become episode two. Soon.