Melbourne born photographer and director Tim Richardson’s work has been exhibited around the world and is held in the collections of Deutsche Bank, Elton John and the Art Gallery of NSW. Tim regularly contributes to influential publications including Dazed & Confused, V Magazine, Vogue and Interview. Recent print campaigns include Lee, Levi’s, Sony and Nike.
As a director, Tim has created film and video installations, music videos and commercials. His first short film Procession was shown at the Strasbourg Film Festival and screened at the British Film Institute as part of the ONEDOTZERO film festival.
Tim studied Design at Swinburne University in Melbourne during which time he co-founded an art direction and design business. After 4 years as a designer working with clients in both the private sector and the arts, including artists such as Dale Frank, Tracy Moffat and Bill Henson, he decided to concentrate on photography, working almost immediately with Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and the Sydney Theatre Company. He concurrently began exhibiting photography at Mori Gallery, his first show being with Susan Norrie and Fiona McDonald.
Tim has published two books – the limited edition Physical Frequencies – a collaboration with actress Taren Cunningham. He recently judged the photography section of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and mentored the award recipient.
Tim has shot four campaigns for Sydney Dance Company’s including the iconic we unfold campaign in 2009, campaigns for New Creations 1 & 2 in 2010 and the Shared Frequencies 2011 campaign. In 2010, Tim was commissioned by Rafael Bonachela to create the 6 Breaths video art installation, a singular component of the production’s stage design and Tim’s first collaboration with the Company as a stage designer.
Tim Richardson lives between Sydney and New York.
Photo of Tim Richardson’s Video Art in 6 Breaths by Jeff Busby.