After teaching myself the basic principles of photography I had about four years of wonderfully diverse training as an assistant in studios and on location with great photographers in fashion and advertising in Manchester, London, Sydney and Hong Kong.
Fully fledged, I migrated South East, met some like minded Dutch folk in Hong Kong and co-founded a creative partnership in the Pearl of the Orient cross-pollinating creative disciplines in photography, graphic design and interior architecture. We produced really exciting work in photography and design for brands in a diverse range of media and context. Working across Asia Pacific with fashion companies such as Giordano and Nike, magazines such as Elle and W magazine and advertising agencies such as M&C Saatchi and Ogilvy.
I then resettled in the U.K. with my East meets West frame of mind, to scale down and work on smaller intensely creative projects. To work as an individual artist rather than embedded in a studio of creatives and support staff. As well as the commercial and editorial fashion I extended my practice to shoot people in a multitude of fields, media and styles. Working with bands like Groove Armada in concepts for Mixmag or conceptual portraits of actors and broadcasters for magazines like GT Magazine and Royal Exchange Theatre.
Tim McConville October 17'
And Partners, Newsco Business Insider, Condé Nast Traveller, Elle Magazine, GT Magazine, Mixmag, M+C Saatchi, Ogilvy, Playtex, South China Morning Post, Tupperware Inc, Vidal Sassoon, Wonderbra, W Magazine...and more.
PRESS + AWARDS
Designers Digest Germany Featured Photographer
June 2007 Art Direction Inga Klatt
Sun Awards 2005 Prize winner for portrait At The Golden Finch.
Sun Awards 2004 Prize winner for portrait of Racheal
Professional Photographer Interview with Tim for 'How It's Made' image commissioned for MIixmag of band Groove Armada May 2003
Zoom Magazine U.K. Issue # 126 Featured Cover Photographer .
Asia Advertising Awards 2000 Best Photography for Direct Marketing 'Biggest Damn Poster Campaign' Client Pearl and Dean Agency DDB Needham Worldwide.
Asia Advertising Awards 1999 Best Photography in Design
for 'Teen Rage" Magazine Cover Client South China Morning Post Art Direction Robin Whyler.