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Meet Culver City Photographer: Timothy Bailey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Timothy Bailey.

Timothy, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Born in Arizona, I had a childhood that was formed by an unusual circumstance of my mother being in a wheelchair because of multiple sclerosis. My mother, being the amazing woman she is, taught me to laugh with life, instead of taking it too seriously. She showed me that the world is what you make of it! Following my studies at Art Center College of Design, I moved to New York City, where I started working with comedians, using humor to illuminate the stories in each photo. Now back in Los Angeles, I am creating meaningful relationships and working with new and old brands that bring joy to people’s lives.

Has it been a smooth road?
The road of photography is like the road of life. Or more like a roller coaster! You get both highs and lows but the ride is the fun part, not the end result. One of the biggest challenges I faced was finding my voice. I was fixed on making it as a “successful photographer” that I forgot what was important to me. I forgot who I was! Realizing photography was the tool, not the passion, that’s when everything came together. From there I was able to look at everything through a new lens and I remembered my truest passion in life… Laughing! That’s why humor is such a big part of my work because that’s the perspective I want to share with the world. While using my preferred tool, photography.

When you look back, what are you most proud of?
It’s hard to find the proudest moment of my career because I feel most proud when I get to watch others shine. My team is always making me look good, with all of their hard work. Everything is a collaboration and I am only one piece of the puzzle. It makes me proud to get to work and meet so many talented individuals and watch them add their unique spark to each project.

Tell us more about the struggles you’ve faced along the way.
I have changed my view on struggling. I make a conscious choice not to struggle. When I look back at all the times I struggled whether it be, where am I going to find my next job or I don’t have the budget for this or whatever it may be. I was choosing to struggle. I saw it as one more thing that I had to do or one more thing that was in the way. Now I change the word “struggle”to “I get to”. I get to find my next job, I get to find a creative solution to the budget, I get to enjoy whatever it is I have to do instead of struggling to do it.

What’s your outlook for the industry in our city?
Los Angeles is an amazing city full of Life. That’s why I choose it to be the place where I live and work. There are so many inspiring creative people making the world a better place and when I get the opportunity to work and help these people I feel so grateful. If you’re starting out in photography follow your heart and join a community that speaks to you. Use photography as your key into any door and show us all how you see the world.


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