I’ve decided to use this format to share my work with you, where I can go beyond the brevity of social media and give you a little more. I’ll share a favorite photo and the story behind it, and keep you up to date on my major projects. So welcome and thanks for following along on my journey.
Over the past two years, I’ve worked on a unique project that has recently come to fruition: “The Birds of Sunnylands”. In 2016, I received a unique commission from the Annenberg Foundation. The mission was to document the birdlife of the Sunnylands Center and Gardens, their sanctuary in the Coachella Valley, California, to create a gallery exhibit for their visitor center. So in 2017 and 2018, I made eight trips in different seasons photograph birds there. I really enjoyed this project. While very different from my remote editorial work on subjects like Birds-of-Paradise or Orangutans, it allowed me to focus on the artistic aspects of my photography, and as always, to try to create images that share the beauty of the natural world and inspire people to care about leaving space on this planet for wildlife.
Dining By Moonlight – Anna’s Hummingbird
The above image, along with fifty other images from this project, are now on exhibit at the Sunnylands Center through next spring. They are printed in large format on recycled aluminum that I have to say looks pretty stunning. So I hope if you are in the Palm Springs area at all this winter, you will take the opportunity to check out the exhibit.
I’d also like to take this chance to announce that in order to allow people to purchase the same beautiful metal prints that are on exhibit at the Sunnylands Center this winter, we have set up a new online store called “Tim Laman Fine Art”. Please have a look, if for no other reason than to see a broader selection of this work.
Tim Laman Fine Art
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Thanks for reading and all the best, Tim