Tim Loveless

 

 

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Archaeology, both subterranean and freestanding, forms the starting point for this portfolio; observation of light, of textures and of spaces, of key relationships and the telling detail infuse it. Mainly taken on large format (5x4) cameras over a period of fifteen years, it ranges from the Neolithic to the Victorian, from Graeco-Roman classicism to Art Deco fantasy. Pre-dawn starts, use of multiple exposures and painting with light techniques have all been used in creating these images.

Professionally these have been used in historic building recording: Battersea Power Station and the Spice grinding factory at Bermondsey were photographed for CgMs and Pre Construct Archaeology respectively, while forts and mud brick villages in Oman and the UAE were photographed for the British Council. Traditional archaeology clients in the UK, Middle East and Cyprus include AOC (Archaeology) Ltd, English Heritage, the American Research Centre in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean University.

The same approach has been brought into the sphere of forensic photography working for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and more recently for the Inforce Foundation, a UK-based charity set up to promote best practice methodologies in forensic investigations. These images have been used in trials in The Hague and in "The Scientific Investigation of Mass Graves: Towards Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures" published by Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Professional equipment and exacting standards produce high quality images while the attention to detail and the insistence on the primacy of the aesthetic ensures that subjects long obscured are presented with new resonance.

 

 

 

 

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