Photofusion Event: Tim Andrews “Over the Hill”
OVER THE HILL: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
Thursday 17 October, 18.30 – 20.30
Tim Andrews was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2005. In May 2007, Tim answered an advertisement for nude models in Time Out for a book of ‘real’ nudes as opposed to professional models. Since then, he has been photographed by over 250 photographers, some student and amateur, but mostly professionals.
At this event, Tim will be telling the story of this amazing project, Over The Hill, showing examples of some of the photographs and films which he and others have produced over the last five years. He will be joined by several of the photographers, including Jillian Edelstein, Laura Pannack, Emma Critchley, Peter Dazely, Jocelyn Allen & Clare Hewitt.
Below is a bit of information of some the photographers who will be joining Tim for this event…
Jillian Edelstein began her photographic career as a press photographer in Johannesburg. Since then she has been the recipient of several awards, including The Photographers’ Gallery Portrait Photographer of the Year award in 1990, the John Kobal Book Award for a documentary project on stories from South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and more recently has had a solo show in The National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and was commissioned to photograph the producers of the 2012 Olympic games, exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery and opened by the Duchess of Cambridge.
Dazeley is a London based, award winning fine art and advertising photographer. This year he was awarded a Fellowship from The Royal Photographic Society; a fellowship is the highest distinction of the RPS and recognises original work and outstanding ability.
Dazeley thoroughly enjoyed working on the project ‘Over the Hill: A Photographic Journey’ photographing the wonderful Tim Andrews, a man with Parkinson’s Disease, and recording his steady decline. Dazeley was keen to show Tim’s inner light, his energy and strength, during his on-going battle with Parkinson’s. Tim was a marvellous model, ready for anything, a delight to be with.
After completing a degree in law, Clare Hewitt went on to study Commercial Photography at the Arts University College at Bournemouth. Since graduating in 2010 she has been working in London as a photographer, curator and assistant to Léonie Hampton. In 2011 Clare was selected for Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed at The Photographers’ Gallery, and later this year her work will be included in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Clare’s portrait of Tim Andrews took place over a five hour period and includes all 96 images shot within that time. She also produced a short film during the making of the portrait, which will be screened for the first time at Photofusion.
Jocelyn is currently studying for a Masters in Photography at the London College of Communication. Her work is predominately self-portraiture and has recently exhibited at Photofusion. She is due to release her first self-published book shortly.
She first met Tim in 2011, but photographed him in March 2013 at his home in Brighton.
It has been an incredible journey of self-discovery in which Tim has been able to confront his illness by working with photographic artists of the highest calibre in the process.
Tim’s project has been featured on the Culture Show on BBC TV and in The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The British Journal of Photography, The Big Issue and Photography Monthly. There have been exhibitions at the Lightbox Gallery in Woking, the Guernsey Photography Festival, Southport, Merseyside, The Guardian Gallery, London, Farley Farm Gallery (the former home of Lee Miller) and currently at Haslemere Museum.
This event is open to all!
Free for Photofusion Members and £3.50 for non-members. Booking is required:
020 7738 5774