After three years of intense work, it's finally time to present to you 'PORTRAITS', a never seen before photography book. Tim has been photographing a lot of his friends with the sole purpose of creating an art book. All of the images have been exclusively made for the book, so it's a very first look, into what Tim's been up to all that time. For his book, Tim has photographed artists such as Tarja Turunen, Alissa White-Gluz, Simone Simons, Sharon den Adel, Slayer, Ghost, etc. as if they had been painted by one of the Old Masters. By playing with light and shadow and by creating this setting that throws you back centuries in time, Tim has succeeded to create something unique.
Tim Tronckoe emerged onto the international photography scene with his portraits of the most recent line-up in SLAYER. Shortly after that, he was commissioned by a lot of other bands to shoot their portrait as well.
Starting his career as a teacher, Tim always showed a great love for art and foremost, photography. When his parents got him his first camera, he instantly started experimenting. His first subjects being his friends and family, he quickly got to create his own scenes, giving his familiars an insight into his imagination. It was only later when Tim combined his love for music with photography.
Whereas live music photography was only one side to his game, Tim gained a natural curiosity for what went on behind the stage. He decided to start shooting portraits of the artists. At first, he photographed local bands and gradually showed his portfolio to the international names that would stop in the area. As his work was soon picked up by the labels and music managers, Tim received enquiries regarding collaborations for live photography, portrait sessions and artwork.
In 2019, Tim will host a solo exhibition in his home town of Ghent, Belgium, to showcase the works of 'PORTRAITS'. The book will be limited to 1,000 copies and a major part of its benefits will go to PsychoseNet, an organisation supporting those struggling with mental health issues.
Tim lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.