timothybellphotography was founded in 1995 specializing in architecture, interiors and urban landscape. From inception to completion of each project, Tim focuses on how to best express a space’s design intent, its use and how it is experienced by inhabitants and visitors. The business’s agenda is to anticipate client needs, understand their firm’s work and deliver expressive representations of their built projects. Tim has a BA in architecture and soon, an MArch (2012) both from Columbia University. His architectural training and 15+ years of experience photographing space havecapabilities brochure given Tim an astute appreciation of designer motivation and conflicts.
For Tim, shoots are only a part of thecreation of the final images; just asimportant are pre- and post-production affiliations/info/links American Institute of Architects: NYCcapabilities. Scouting, gleaning designintent, staging, site preparation, The Shoot, Architecture Leaguepost-production in Photoshop Architecture for Humanity: New York(compositing, integration of elements…). ASMP: New YorkAll coalesce to compose the final image. Corbis ImagesDuring each phase Tim visualizes thespaces not as they are seen at the site or Earth Institute, Columbia Universityon the tethered laptop but as final GSAPP, Columbia Universitydelivered images. Storefront for Art and Architecture UNI Haiti: Global AdvisorEditorial clients include; Interior Design, ElleDécor, Met Home, House Beautiful, This Old Van Alen InstituteHouse, NY Spaces, Business Week, Fortune, www.timothybell.comFast Company, Forbes, Time, The Wall email@example.comStreet Journal, The Washington Post and 212-337-9933The New York Times among others.Commercial clients include numerous Linkedin: linkedin.com/pub/timothy-bell/8/290/b12architecture and interior design firms: Knoll; Twitter: @photoarchMitchell Gold and Bob Williams; BDi, BA Architecture; Columbia UniversityStarwood Hotels and others. MArch; Columbia University (2012)
Natural, clean light is basic toour photography. Clearly de-fined light sources (key light) issupplemented by flash fill forcolor balance and depth.
Personal effectscontextualize images.People live the livesframed (or captured)in these spaces.
By gravitating to the layeredshot, depth and visual interestare added to the shot.
And sometimes just thepresence of sunlightcreates warmth.
Digital tools allow the creation of imag-ery that comes closer to replicating ac-tual conditions (ironically). By expand-ing the limits of image capture, lensrestrictions and the picture plane, eachimage has a clearer sense of space.
Connecting rooms though sharedelements, procession is achieved providing viewers a sense of spacial relationships.