Tim Smith's black and white minimalist photography that helps you live in the present

When Texas-based creative Tim Smith sold his business last year, he wondered what he could possibly do next. Photography was the obvious way to fill the time; it was something he picked up a few years ago after buying a camera and falling in love with it. He decided to start turning his much-loved hobby into a new venture.

Via Creative Boom submission. All images courtesy of the photographer

Via Creative Boom submission. All images courtesy of the photographer

"I find the entire process almost meditative, in that I’m completely in the present moment," explains Tim. "While I do my photography, I’m generally not thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Everything at that moment is the here and now. There’s a stillness and peace that I find."

It therefore makes sense that we would call his photography business Present Moment Images. Tim initially found interest in colour photographs, but soon found black and white offered a whole new way to express himself. "I've found that when dealing with colour, people often want a picture or expect a picture to look a certain way.

"I think there's this expectation. With black and white, I feel for the most part, that expectation is taken away. Mainly because colour doesn’t distract from what is being conveyed. I enjoy the simplicity and clean look that architecture provides, there’s a structure to it that I find really beautiful."

Discover more of Tim's work at presentmomentimages.com or follow him on Instagram @timsmithphotography1018.


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