New York-based photographer Tim Barber is one of my favorites for a lot of reasons, but I think more than anything, I admire his consistency; both in his personal work and in the shots he’s taken for clients such as Nike, Urban Outfitters, and Stella McCartney, his work is always eye-catching, inventive in its subject and intelligent in its execution. Equally notable, of course, is his curatorial and editing work: widely known as the founder of tinyvices.com, he’s also behind the print-on-demand publishing house TV Books, has edited a series of photography books for the Aperture Foundation, and regularly curates exhibitions both domestically and abroad. He does a lot of different things, and he does them all well.
My impression is that Tim’s built a practice for himself that allows him to be constantly learning – whatever project he takes on seems to reflect and inform the rest of his work, allowing him to develop a style of his own. He has an excellent eye, great taste, and an obvious investment in the culture of photography. You can’t really ask for anything more.