Once again, Alison McCreery of POP blog, uses her interviewing talents to get inside the mind of a photographer. This time she does so with Tim Tadder. She explores the path he took to become a photographer, his own creative vision, his dedication to personal projects and early lessons to name a few. These first few paragraphs hooked me. And, when I finished reading, I was just as humbled, all over again, as Alison says she was.
“We spoke early one morning for nearly two hours. Personable, genuinely nice, but focused and driven, I picked up on the qualities that contribute to his success: humility, gratitude, a relentless quality and a passion for his life as an artist not often found in one person. He also had a story to tell about not only the evolution of his imagery, but his personal challenges along the way.
We talked about how he got his start: from renting and driving a rented Cruise America RV on his first job to flying first class to the United Arab Emirates shooting a national ad campaign; finding humility and balance after a period of living like a rockstar; and of course about his work: what inspires his personal projects, how he built an international career with little to no marketing, and the role that a lifetime of competitive athletics has played in his work ethic, focus and drive.
Thank you to Tim for his time on this interview and for sharing so much with POP. I left the interview feeling humbled myself and with a deep respect for someone whom I had just met. And feeling inspired to pursue my dreams first and ask questions, if ever, later.”