Analysis: Tim Simmons

Tim Simmons is a photographer who specialises in large-scale landscape images. He works on a large format camera with artificial lighting, which gives the images a surreal, other-worldly quality. His work has been exhibited and published extensively in recent years. The body of work he has developed over the last ten years is the result of a personal exploration of landscape in the context of the profound mystery of our existence.

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I am drawn to his series of images, particularly his Rockpool series. These photographs are taken in Scotland and North Devon, at dusk and in places that still hold a feeling of mystery and untouched wilderness. The atmosphere is produced by enhancing the natural changing light of dusk with artificial lighting, giving a sense of hidden expectation. These images create a space for contemplation; a moment of visual clarity to reflect on our place within this ever changing landscape.

 

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