Tim Laffey’s greatest and primary influence has been that of painters and this is shown throughout his unique style. By looking with wonder at their complete understanding of light, shade and their observations on how light plays in our visible world, he creates a deeply emotive vision for his viewer.
Both impressionist and spiritual in nature, and these works seek to transcend the image as a photo into something broader – an exploration of light and atmosphere. Not just a mere topographical representation, but to embrace the joy and beauty of light.
All images are created in camera, this is crucial as it enables Laffey to react emotively and honestly at the point of exposure. The importance in understanding that his work is not manipulated in any way via Photoshop cannot be overstated. To do so, he says, would make a lie of his relationship with the landscape.
Nature never presents a perfectly framed image. The Landscape offers a vast amount of opportunities, a treasure trove of visions. But fundamentally, it is the choices Laffey makes to form the image that reach the viewer.