Welcome! I am Timothy Walter, an arts entrepreneur and art photographer based in Durham, NC.
My current art project is the creation of striking portraits of friends and performers; we work collaboratively to portray an authentic emotion or memory using theatrical lighting, pigments and oils. This selection of images share a common theme: the participants acted out experiences of trauma. The call for participants went to as many men as women, however men seem less willing to revisit trauma which is humiliating. This set is another demonstration of the strength in the feminine.
Below you will find the participants' words to accompany the photos.
We work over a period of four hours or more, with the participants slowly covering and re-covering themselves in the materials, entering a state of subconscious mental flow. Our goal is to make visible emotions of anger, dismay, grief -- and sometimes resilience and growth. The photos are part documentary, part fine art.
It is a tremendous honor to collaborate with these brave individuals.
This selection was printed for a solo show awarded by the organizers of the Click! Triangle Photo Festival in downtown Durham with support of Through This Lens gallery. Here are some images of the installation. The works have been selected for a new showing at PS 118 Gallery in the fall of 2021.
Museum-quality prints are available for collectors in the range of $800-$3500 depending on size up to about 36". They can also be purchased as a full body, or rented for shows or conferences. I am an experienced public speaker, and am available for conferences, especially those that address psychology and creativity/arts.
My other passion is directing The Fruit (aka Durham Fruit & Produce Co.) an art center in downtown Durham. Formerly a derelict 22,000sf cold-storage warehouse, a team and I renovated the space in 2018. The Fruit is a place to create and experience various types of art, photography, drama, music and modern dance. We throw epic parties. And we have some of the best sound systems in the region for great jazz, hip hop, and electronic music.
Photo credit: Chapin, age 3, who picked up my camera while I was doing her family's photo session to take a picture of me and her brother.