Jakarta Presentation

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This week Tim will be presenting his Birds of Paradise talk at @america.  This cutting edge cultural center is in Jakarta, Indonesia.  From 7 – 9 pm, Tim will be at Pacific Place and it is open to all.  If you are in the area, check it out!

 

 

Watch Tim’s LOOK3 Birds-of-Paradise talk on LIVESTREAM

Poster for TIm Laman's TREES talk at the Paramount Theater at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph 2013

If you didn’t happen to be at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph last month and would like to watch Tim Laman’s multimedia presentation on his Birds of Paradise Project, you can do so here on LIVESTREAM…

 

LIVESTREAM OF TIM LAMAN BIRDS OF PARADISE TALK

 

Bird-of-Paradise Intro video hits 3 million views!

Our Bird-of-Paradise Project Intro video hit another milestone on YouTube today, passing 3,000,000 views!  This video featuring the work of Ed Scholes and myself to document all the Birds-of-Paradise was put together by our talented colleagues at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology multimedia department.  Thanks for the great work guys in making this so appealing to so many people!

 

 

 

Birds-of-Paradise in the TREES Exhibit at LOOK3

It was a real thrill to see my Birds-of-Paradise images showcased on huge banners in the TREES exhibit at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph this past week.

Forty of my images were printed double sided on twenty large banners that now hang all along the beautiful outdoor pedestrian mall of historic downtown Charlottesville.  The exhibit will be up until mid-July, so check it out if you are in the neighborhood.

Here I am posing below one of the huge images in the Birds-of-Paradise TREES exhibit at LOOK3. (photo by Stacy Gold)

Here I am posing below one of the huge images in the Birds-of-Paradise TREES exhibit at LOOK3.           (photo by Stacy Gold – Thanks Stacy!)

 

 

 

Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise and Red Bird-of-Paradise in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA

Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise and Red Bird-of-Paradise in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA

 

 

Paradise Riflebird, Goldies Birds-of-Paradise, Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise and others in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA.

Paradise Riflebird, Goldies Birds-of-Paradise, Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise and others in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA.

 

 

Red Bird-of-Paradise in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA

Red Bird-of-Paradise in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA

 

I could not be more pleased with how well the printing was done and the exhibit hung.  Thanks to the organizers of this fabulous event!

 

 

 

1st Place in the World’s Rarest Birds

Tim won first place in the World’s Rarest Birds competition.  His photo of the Marquesan Imperial-pigeon won 1st place in the Endangered category.

1st Place Winner - The Marquesan Imperial-pigeon

1st Place Winner – The Marquesan Imperial-pigeon

 

This image, along with other of Tim’s images, have been published in the book The World’s Rarest Birds by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash, and Robert Still.  You can see the story, along with the other winners, by the Huffington Post.

 

 

Nat Geo Creative agency launched

National Geographic has consolidated and rebranded their photography and talent agency as “National Geographic Creative”, and I’m proud to be represented by them.  They represent me for my stock photography and video, and also for commercial assignments.   Check out their fully revamped website where you can see the portfolios of all their photographers, including a new page feature some of my work.  NatGeoCreative Website

 

National Geographic Creative  logo

National Geographic Creative logo

Featured in New York Times Lens Blog

My work on the Birds of Paradise is featured today in an interview and gallery on the New York Times Lens Blog.

This is one of the leading photojournalism blogs in the world, so it is an honor to be featured.  Check it out.

Tim Laman's Birds of Paradise are featured on the New York Times Lens Blog today

Tim Laman’s Birds of Paradise are featured on the New York Times Lens Blog today

Birds-of-Paradise Project Website Launch

It has been in the works for months, and has finally been launched – the Birds-of-Paradise Project Website.

Check it out and you will find a huge amount of material on many aspects of the birds and the project itself.

Highly Honored in Nature’s Best

Striped Triplefins

 

In the 2012 Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards, this picture of two striped triplefins resting on the surface of a sponge was highly honored in the category, Small World.  An exhibition of the winning images will be on display in the National Museum of Natural History starting June 2013.

One Million Views on YouTube!

People around the world seem to be captivated by Birds-of-Paradise!  The five minute video introduction to Ed Scholes and my Birds-of-Paradise Project posted on YouTube on 10 October 2012 has reached 1,000,000 views today, 23 Jan 2013.

This video was produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Multimedia department’s Eric Liner and John Bowman using video material shot by me, Ed Scholes, and Eric Liner.  Eric and sound recordist Ian Fein, who also contributed to the video, accompanied us on one of our expeditions to New Guinea in 2009 to gather material for this video.

Why has this video captured the interest of so many?  The birds are spectacular, and their behaviors otherworldly, but I think a big part of it is the story of exploration.  I think it surprises people that in this day, there are still places on the planet that harbor such spectacular creatures as the birds-of-paradise that remain relatively unexplored.  Ed Scholes and I were able to be the first to document all 39 species of this famous family of birds in the wild.  If we are just documenting such a extraordinary group of birds for the first time, just imagine all the other little-know life forms out there in the wilds of New Guinea and elsewhere that remain to be documented and studied!

It is our sincere hope that the Birds-of-Paradise project will inspire others to keep exploring our planet.  There is much to discover, document, and protect.