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Tim Hall | Artist’s Statements

Desert
Tim Hall

“I have always been part of a minimalist tradition
in that I believe the simpler the image the
more powerful it can be.” TIM HALL

Until recently my work has been about depicting different races and cultures especially from Asia, a part of the world very close to my heart. It’s been important to me to try and capture a piece of today that nods to yesterday and tomorrow. In this way my work can be nostalgic, romantic and contemporary. Since I discovered the Sahara Desert, my attentions have been diverted towards the natural environment. This is not to say however that people have become less important, in fact their diminishing presence within the frame has inspired a more emotional response to my pictures. In this way my photographs have become more humanised.

I have always been part of a minimalist tradition and in that I believe the simpler the image the more powerful it can be. A sense of balance is the key for me in creating successful photographs. I am interested in the crossover between painting and photography and in my colour work there is an ever-fading line between the two. I am especially inspired by painters such as Mark Rothko. My hope is to take the viewer beyond the literal image, to set the soul free, and in some way to remind them of their life; it is only now that I feel I am coming closer to these aims.