Monday, November 25, 2013

How To Focus On What's Real

The creatives at Nokia brought film maker Matthew Bookman to our shoot last month. Bookman was invisible in the best way. Even when you asked him politely to leave the set he did...but still got it all.

An honest observer with a sense of humor, he created this wonderful film and really let the subjects just be.

See his film HERE.

And if you wondered if I really loved my job, you now will have your answer.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

What Are You Thankful For?

Well I'm just so thankful for so much right now.

The Bay Area is more beautiful then ever this fall and it feels so special one just has to take note. We've had access to such great artists over the past months lectures and shoots, and then super excited to take my kids to share the holidays with my girlfriend and her kids, who have begun to define family in a new way as well. Everyone has highs, everyone has lows, but the world never stops turning.

But that is life.

Back in the working world there is nothing I'm more thankful for than the absolute kick-ass issue of Smithsonian Magazine on the newsstands now. Alessandra Petlin, Brian Smale and myself got to dig into the 2013 American Ingenuity Awards recipients, dividing up the 9 profiles.

A blast to shoot over the month of August and September with tight collaboration with photo editors Molly Roberts, Jeff Campagna and Brendan McCabe, it was great to see the ideas start small and solidify into the real.

The support and production on the images was everything a photographer could want really. Fortunately I got to bring Shannon Amos in to create the Voices Of Witness set, as well as being a creative force on the Carolyn Winterer / Benjamin Franklin production.

Great art direction and page spreads...this issue is a keeper. I am thankful and proud as well.
From top to bottom: Carolyn Winterer, Voice Of Witness, Carolyn Winterer, Jeff Aitken, John Rogers.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

No More I Promise

Last two snaps of myself and Shannon Amos of Amos Styles bringing the love and receiving the love at the ASMP Professional Photographer Event last month.

Photographs by Barbra Walker.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Amos Styles, ASMP and Beyond

Photographs from the ASMP Professional Photographers Series
Photographer : Timothy Archibald
Props and Wardrobe : Shannon Amos / Amos Styles
Talent Courtesy of The Blackwell Files
Talent, Top to Bottom:

ASMP Professional Photographer Series #1

Do you want a white elephant for your shoot? I'll get you a white elephant for your shoot.
- J. Michael Tucker, ASMP President

Enthusiasm can really allow a person to make something out of nothing. ASMP did that and more with this truly kick ass event. Great time and super thankful to be involved in the ASMP Professional Photographer Series #1 at the historic 16th Street Station in Oakland. Photographers Robert Houser, Michael Copley and myself each presented a lecture and picture making demonstration.

Great support by practically every player in the business: DTC, Mark Gordon, Blackwell Files, Phase One and on and on and on...I am so sorry for those I missed from that list, because it just seemed that everyone was in the house. Long time collaborator Shannon Amos of Amos Styles worked with me here, handling props and wardrobe and more of that making something out of nothing stuff...and helpful assisting from Barbra Walker.

See my images from this day HERE.

Well This Was Cool:

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Game That Moves As You Play : Free Public Lecture at CCA

The Game That Moves As You Play : Timothy Archibald & Photographing Family

An investigation and first person narrative addressing the complex emotional entanglements that are the basis of photographing one's own family.

This lecture will focus on Archibald's current body of works titled ECHOLILIA and Stereoscopy Photographs.

Friday, November 8th, 11:00am
California College of the Arts
Oakland Campus
Room Ralls 202
Oakland, CA 94618