A professional photographer for 26 years, Tim Flach is best known for his conceptual fine art portraits of animals and in particular horses.
"When you've gone to hell and back to get a shot, losing it would be like purgatory."
Capturing the unexpected
Some people say animals and children are the hardest subjects to photograph. Tim disagrees. It's actually the uncertainty of animals that allows his photographs to be truly creative - giving him the freedom to capture a distinctive moment. Tim's work brings animals into close focus and enables the viewer to read their expressions as we would the body language of a person.
Driven to extremes
Tim's famous EQUUS project provides a unique insight into the physical dynamics and spirit of the horse.
The project saw Tim capture stunning photographs of horses against a backdrop of spectacular settings, including glaciers in Iceland and mountains in Austria. Speaking of the challenge he and his equipment had to face, Tim said: "It was an intense environment and took a lot of careful planning. You have to be physically fit to climb mountains and cope with the freezing conditions, patient to wait for the right weather and organised to make sure we had shelter nearby for the horses."
Tim's equipment also had to cope with the opposite extremes of climate like in Dubai, where he dived underwater to capture the horses swimming and faced desert conditions.
Tim attributes curiosity as the driving force behind his creativity; with him prepared to go that extra mile to capture the most intimate photography including having elephants charge at him in South Africa (jumping away at the last moment!) and spending hours up close with bats in humid Texan caves.
The reassurance of G-Technology
Tim said: "I love the combination of chaos and order when working with animals. The chaos is the unexpected surprises they bring to the shoot, the order is the planning and the reassurance of knowing that even before the lights have been de-rigged the shots are safe on my G-DRIVE mini."
Having captured the images it is important for him to then get them safely back to the studio, to work on them further and secure them.
"It doesn't bear thinking about the consequences if I lost images. Thankfully with G-Technology I can have great confidence that my images are safe; never getting in the way of my creativity, but working along side it," said Tim.
Tim Flach has been a long time user of G-Technology drives and is proud of association with G-Technology.