Timothy Redel's iconic portraits have been published on the covers and inside hundreds of the worlds most recognized magazines including GQ, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Forbes, Business Week and TIME to name just a few. And he's created portraits for advertising, corporate annual reports, book publishing and private commissions.
Redel's work has won many awards, most notably from the Communication Arts Photography Annual. He's widely traveled and has visited almost every state in the United States while on assignment.
Redel's passion for photography began during a dinner party his parents were giving. With the music of Sinatra and laughter in the air, a family friend who collected cars, cameras, guns and women, arrived with a beautiful blonde and a large silver case and casually emptied its contents onto his bed. Cameras, lenses and objects of varying shapes and sizes lay everywhere to be played with. He was a kid in his own candy store and awoke the next morning still holding the camera. He was seven years old.
During his early teens he enrolled in photography classes at school and quickly discovered a natural talent that earned awards in local photography contests, and led to graduating with honors in Graphic Arts/Overall Performance.
Living in a small town in Pennsylvania his exposure to commercial photography was through magazines, especially Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Interview and GQ. It's on those pages that Redel discovered Richard Avedon, Hiro, Irving Penn and Bruce Webers work. Inspired, he applied and was accepted to the School of Visual Arts in New York City. During his free time he worked as a freelance assistant photographer and soon realized that school wasn't any match for the practical experience he was gaining. After his first year he set off in a new and exciting direction. And worked for the next four years for some of the most respected and famous photographers in the world.
Timothy is currently working on a handful of personal projects and a book project of new work. Aside from his career, he's a professionally trained and skilled open wheel racecar driver. And a passionate road racing cyclist.
Timothy and his his family live in Hong Kong.