BIO

Tim's early years were spent mostly in Carmel, California, where early exposure to the art of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and others kindled an interest in photography. During his teens, in Santa Barbara, California, photography became an all-consuming passion. He took thousands of pictures for his high school yearbooks and spent far too many weekends in the darkroom. He was very fortunate during these years to attend three Easter week workshops at the Friends of Photography, in Carmel.

In college, a passion for natural history took hold, leading to a major in Botany at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He spent a few summers collecting plants in the Bodie Hills of northern Mono County (still one of his favorite haunts) for his masters thesis. Professionally, he worked as a botanist with an environmental consulting firm in Sacramento, California for 13 years. Then an urge to pursue more creative (and less litigious) work prompted a move into graphic design, emphasizing information design, cartography, and visual simulations. He is now a senior graphic designer at ICF International in Sacramento.

His photographic interests are diverse, including landscape, travel, architecture, night, and abstract, using both digital and pinhole film cameras. His web site is www.TimMessick.com.

GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITS

2011
Members' Exhibit, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (July 2011)
Twelve: Parallels (Juried Exhibit), Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (December 2011)

2012
• Invitational Exhibit, Gallery 1855, Davis, CA (March 2012)
Members' Exhibit, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (July 2012)
Seeing Things (Invitational Exhibit), Emerson Center for Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT (July-August 2012)
Best of Seven group exhibit, Gallery 1855, Davis, CA (August 2012)
Twelve: Square (Juried Exhibit), Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (December 2012)

2013
Members' Exhibit, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (July 2013)
Best of Seven group exhibit, Gallery 1855, Davis, CA (August 2013)
Twelve: Natural Magic (Juried Exhibit), Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (December 2013)

2014
Gladding McBean Photography Show, Art League of Lincoln, Lincoln, CA (April 2014)
Members' Exhibit, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (July 2014)
Best of Seven group exhibit, Gallery 1855, Davis, CA (August 2014)
Twelve: Small Wonders (Juried Exhibit), Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (December 2014)
 

2015
Field Trips Exhibit, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (January 2015)
f/8 group exhibit, Gallery 1855, Davis, CA (April 2015)
Members' Exhibit, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (July 2015)
Points of View: Abstract Photography by f/8, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA (November-December 2015)
Twelve: Photoshopped! (Juried Exhibit), Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (December 2015)


SOLO EXHIBITS
A Walk in the Park, Sacramento Poetry Center, Sacramento, CA (August, 2012)

BENEFIT SALES
• Sales of prints at TimMessick.com to benefit Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp and Tuolumne River Trust following the Rim Fire of August-September 2013. (2013 to present)
• Framed print of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp sold at auction to raise funds for Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp. (September 2014 and 2015)

ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB

Flickr
Instagram
iStockphoto (stock photography portfolio)

EMAIL

tmessick1 [at] gmail.com

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