Tim Rawle is an English photographer, designer and writer, best known for his photographs and books on the architecture of Cambridge, England. After being an Art student in London (St Martin’s School of Art and the Central School of Art & Design), he went on to read Architecture at Cambridge University, later continuing his post-graduate education at the Architectural Association where he was the Caldicott Scholar. He then worked as a junior architect for a few years before changing to a career in publishing. As a photographer his passions are architecture, landscape, people and wildlife; as a graphic designer his interests are in book design and highly illustrated publications; as a writer he is fascinated by English architectural history.
Tim works mainly in Cambridge and Oxford, and has been a Fellow Commoner of Downing College, Cambridge for many years. He has written several books, including CAMBRIDGE (“the best introduction to Cambridge ever published”, CAM, the University magazine; “It takes a book like this to remind us that there are places in Britain to rival any city in the world for architectural splendour… the photographs are stunning”, The Sunday Telegraph); and A CLASSICAL ADVENTURE: The Architectural History of Downing College Cambridge (“a well-researched architectural history with exceptional photographs”, The Georgian magazine). Apart from his ever-expanding Cambridge and Oxford portfolios, he also works freelance for architects, publishers, academic institutions and individual corporate clients on a variety of projects covering all aspects of photography, graphic design and print production.
Since his student days at Cambridge, Tim has had an on-going love affair with Oxford as, like so many writers, poets and artists over the centuries, he too has been drawn to “the other place” by its extraordinary architecture and ambience. His work on this long-term project, involving many years of photography and research, has recently caught the attention of the European Cultural Centre which has granted an open invitation to exhibit his Oxford photographs at the Venice Biennale.
Tim’s work as an arts photographer is available in a variety of mediums and formats, from stationery through to large scale print output. A selection of his pictures are shown here with examples ranging from greetings cards to limited edition fine art Giclée prints, single and multi-panel canvas compositions, to huge ‘wallpaper’ printing that can dramatically transform internal spaces, particularly impressive for corporate promotion.