What You See Is What You Get
I am an international award winning photographer and digital artist. By taking personal responsibility for both the capture and digital compositing of my images I am able to create the level of imagery you see in these portfolios with great efficiency and ease. No matter the size of the budget, I personally see the project from the pre-pro meeting all the way through post-production and collaborate with the creative team to elevate their vision and bring it to reality. My style and experience transcend categories and I enjoy the challenges of shooting a wide variety of subject matter.
HONORS & AWARDS
I have been fortunate to have my work recognized by a wide variety of organizations including: Communications Arts, American Photography, American Advertising Federation, International Kontinent Awards, International Photography Awards, American Aperture Awards, Photo District News, One Eyeland Awards, Black and White Spider Awards, American Photographic Artists, Prix De La Photographie Paris, London International Creative Competition, Graphis Advertising and Photography Annuals and most recently, the 9th Annual Color Awards .
My company is a full service commercial studio based in Los Angeles and we are able to coordinate projects anywhere in the world. We handle all aspects of production including scheduling, casting, catering, crew, location coordination, permits, scouting, production vehicles, travel arrangements, accomodations and transportation, equipment rental, prop rental, studio rental, wardrobe and shipping.
Whether I am telling a story or presenting a piece of merchandise, my work is an organic union of what is dramatic, eloquent and heroic. There is an obvious visual thread that can be seen when you look through the body of my work. I create memorable images that have a classic beauty based in crisp reality.
AMERICAN TOURISTER, AOL, BACARDI, BUDWEISER, CONAGRA, CORDOBA, CORONA, CROWN IMPORTS, DIRECTV, DR PEPPER, EARTH'S BEST, EPSON, FX NETWORK, GOODWILL, HBO, HITACHI, HOTEL NIKKO, KEARNS, KIA, KINGS HAWAIIAN, KODAK, LA TIMES, LEXUS, LOGITECH, NESTLE, NIKE, NIKON, PEPSI, SAMSONITE, SATURN, SCION, SNAPPLE, SPARKLETTS, SONY PICTURES, SOUTHERN COMFORT, SUNBEAM, SUNKIST, TACOBELL, TOSHIBA, TOYOTA, TUSA, UNITED HEALTHCARE, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, WARNER BROTHERS, WELLS FARGO, WESTERN DIGITAL
180 LA, 411 GRAPHICS, 72andSUNNY, ALPUNTO ADVERTISING, ANTISTA FAIRCLOUGH DESIGN, AOL PRODUCTIONS, BLT & ASSOCIATES, CASANOVA PENDRILL, CASTELLS ADVERTISING, CONILL ADVERTISING, CONNELLY PARTNERS, CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS, DAHL MARKETING, DAVIDSON ASSOCIATES, DDB-LA, DEUTSCH INC, DNA STUDIOS, FCB WEST, MADDOCKS & CO, OGILVY & MATHER, PUBLICIS, RPM ADVERTISING, SAATCHI & SAATCHI, TEAM ONE, THINK MEDIA STUDIOS, TRACYLOCKE, WHITTMAN HART, WUNDERMAN, YOUNG & RUBICAM
ALYSSA TORO, SR. PARTNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CONNELLY PARTNERS:
After the first project, we knew we had struck gold. Tim is not only a very skilled photographer, he is quite possibly the most efficient and collaborative partner we've ever worked with. It is very clear that he is passionate about his work and we feel lucky to have found him.
SERAFIN CANCHOLA, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, FUSEBOX WEST:
During our pre-pros Tim really listened and understood the assignments right away. Time and time again he produced the best results for some of the toughest clients. Clients who later personally requested to work with him. He is also very personable and puts clients, talent and the budget at ease. I highly recommend him.
JON DAVY, PRODUCT & MARKETING MANAGER, TABATA USA, INC:
I have had the opportunity to work with Tim on multiple brand campaigns and he consistently delivers the highest quality product for the client. His professionalism, experience, enthusiasm and easy-going nature make pre/post and shoots run flawlessly - on time, on budget and fun. There are a lot of good photographers, but few are great. Tim is one of the greats.
AMY RIVERA, MANAGING ART BUYER, DDB LA:
Tim Hawley is one of the nicest guys in photography and his work is amazing! Every time I have contacted him for a project (and I have contacted him often!) he delivers something stunning.
KEVIN MCCARTHY, GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DDB LA:
That might be the most fun I’ve ever had on a photo shoot! Tim is just great to work with. A creative problem solver and he delivers great images.
KYLE SCHEMBER, CEO, SUBTRACTIVE INC. MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION:
Tim Hawley is a photographer with a big heart. It's easy to get wrapped up in all that the professional world has to offer, however Tim goes deeper. I highly recommend his creative vision and style for anyone who is looking to tell the right story, the right way. We at Subtractive are big supporters of not only his professional work, but also his heartfelt personal projects that really make a difference.
CESAR SANCHEZ, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CASTELLS ADVERTISING:
Thanks for your help with the last project! It turned out great, and the clients are very happy. Hopefully it will lead to much more!
BRET DONALDSON, SR. PRODUCTION ARTIST/STUDIO MANAGER, BEACHBODY LLC:
I had the pleasure of working with Tim multiple times, while I was doing work at DDB Advertising on the Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. account. What I like most about Tim, besides his easy-going nature, is his versatility. He is able to shoot a variety of subjects — from people to products — always with great results. I look forward to working with Tim again on future projects.
SARA SOUTHWORTH, DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE SERVICES, 72andSUNNY:
Thanks again Tim. Nike is SUPER pleased with your work! They keep expressing that with every call we have.
CARA NIETO, GROUP DIRECTOR, ART BUYING SERVICES, DEUTSCH INC:
You are AMAZING!!!
NICOLE LLOYD, SENIOR ART BUYER, DEUTSCH INC:
Thanks for the great work and constant dedication, you rock!!!
LAURENNE SALA, ART DIRECTOR, DEUTSCH INC:
Dude, I just showed the layouts to my boss, he LOVES it! Thanks!
JC OBANDO, FASHION DESIGNER:
Tim Hawley is my Secret Weapon!