My love of photography started at a young age, but things took a turn in Hollywood in 1980. I took a job managing a small camera store and portraite studio on the sunset strip. I began assisting Hungarian Photographer Martin Szipal (Martin S. Martin as he was known in Hollywood) in both the studio and the darkroom. Martin was the most eccentric person I have ever met, but we some how connected and I learned so much from him.
Iam always looking for interesting ways to approach my art, it drives me creatively. I consider portraiture a real fine art. Each person brings their own unique dynamics to the session. I strive to create a connection with my subject and when that happens it will be communicated to the viewer. Why so much black and white and so little color?, For me black and white captures the message that lies beneath the surface of color. But I do love to work in color when the images demands it.
Timothy Dowdall Photography 919-260-2008 email@example.com