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Today we’d like to introduce you to Tim Yeager.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours? I grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas. Capturing video or still images always fascinated me—though when I was younger, cameras were all film and certainly not as prolific as they are today. Skipping ahead, in 2015 I married my longtime partner James, and not knowing how it would change our lives, my husband and I settled on a honeymoon in sunny Southern California. We fell in love with the state and made it our mission to move here after a couple of more visits, and were both fortunate enough to be able to bring our jobs with us. Making our new life here opened me up—after much debate and discussion—to following my lifelong passion and stepping into the world of photography full time. With the fullest, most heartfelt support and encouragement from my husband (who is thankfully my numbers guy and is great at it), here I am today, following my passion under the banner of Tim Yeager Photography. I feel very fortunate to be pursuing a dream here in California and remind myself often of how very lucky I am.
Please tell us about your art. I deal in photography—portraits, landscapes, nature, art shots, pretty much any aspect. I enjoy candid photography because it captures the true and natural you in ways a conscious pose could never do. As I say on my website, I have always loved the art of freezing time with a simple beautiful picture. The way an image can transport you back to that incredible point, or evoke the emotions of a cherished day is magical.
What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive? Sometimes it seems like the artists’ sphere is crowded, but I also think everyone has a unique voice and perspective, so surely even if it is crowded, there is room enough for all of these expressions to be seen, heard, and appreciated. I think the ease and availability of the tools of expression make it easier for artists to show their visions, but at the same time, the availability of those tools can seem to “crowd the market” at times.
Local showcases for artists of all kinds, be it a weekend market, or a standing place where space can be given for galleries or performances are always a good idea. It draws a crowd and shows that the city cares for culture—which is an important cornerstone of any well-rounded society.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work? Examples of my work can be found at my website, www.timyeagerphotography.com, and on my Instagram, @timyeagerphotography. I also have different art prints available for purchase on my website, either on canvas or fine art paper. New subjects are added monthly, with various sizes and formats available.