NIK RADIO: Tim Tadder – Portrait & Sports Photographer
Hosted by Scott Sheppard
Tim is 6 feet 7 inches tall, has a beard, 4 bicycles, and brown dog named Bailey. He was born in Baltimore, schooled in Virginia (BS Mathematics – he’s a geek) and Ohio (MA in Visual Communications- also an artist). Tim worked as a photojournalist for newspapers in Baltimore, Colorado, and San Diego before turning his sights on commercial and editorial photography in 2005. Since then he has been commissioned to make heroic portraits some of the world’s most interesting humans. Examples include George W Bush (liberal Tim did want to have a beer with him….) and Bill Gates (who cringed at the sight of his iPhone and MacBook Pro). Personal highlights include working with Michael Phelps, Kid Rick, Ice Cube, and Tom Brady (Tim’s wife keeps a copy of the photo in her wallet – is that weird?).
- Best known for his powerful portraits and high action intense sports imagery, Tim has enjoyed the privilege of working with great creatives creating award winning campaigns (Communications Arts Photo Annuals, Graphis Golds, Kelly Awards, Archive Showcases, Addy’s etc) for global brands like Adidas, Budweiser, McDonald’s, Under Armour, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Gatorade, Powerade, Sears, Craftsman, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, Sony, Gillette and many more.
Currently calling Southern California home, Tim refuses to buy a winter coat, preferring, as his daughters say, let his bear-like fur protect him from the elements as he travels to and fro in search of the best creative campaigns and the most fun people to work with.
Listen to this engaging interview to find out more about what makes Tim tick!
Run time: 44:23