Tim Baggaley has been taking photos since he was a child and throughout his working life in publishing and broadcasting. He is widely experienced in shooting, directing, producing and editing for print, digital and video publication.
None of which has anything to do with this collection ▾
The Digital Impressionism project is about photographs that look like paintings. This is easily done with retouching software except that is not what Baggaley is doing. He describes these photos as ‘purely documentary’. They have not been filtered, retouched or cropped. The camera is hand-held with no added lighting and the composition is not managed. Each is a candid photo of a fleeting moment and appears here exactly as it came from the camera.
Like a vision of the Virgin Mary appearing in the mould growing on a slice of stale bread, my Digital Impressionism project was not so much a carefully constructed work of art but more a chance discovery down the back of the sofa. It had been growing for a number of years before I realised.
I inherited my love of photography from my father, Mike. I cannot remember a time when he was not carrying a camera and, likewise, I can't remember when I did not either. My earliest memories are of him with his twin-lens Rolleiflex and me with a Kodak Pocket Instamatic.