Tim Simmons

Is an artist photographer who shows us detailed and precise visions of landscape, which aim both to present the world with great intensity and to reach beyond what we think we see, to access another dimension, both scientifically and spiritually. He is interested in time-space shifts, in the science of perception, in how the movement of the earth subtly controls the relationships humans are able to have with its phenomena. Included in this is a fascination with the speed of sound and how this correlates with the speed of the earth’s rotation. One of his works is called 42.97° which represents the latitude at which they coincide and he made a film at this precise location.

His locations are always carefully researched, either for such exact phenomenological reasons, or they are chosen for atmosphere, and are often out of the way, inaccessible, deep into forests, mountains, icy places. He carries a weight of equipment and will often work at night, with the addition of artificial lighting in order better to control the impressions he can make. In the studio he will then work further to bring out colour and detail of the image so that its power is exactly as he wants it. http://www.timsimmons.co.uk/