Real Stories – Andy Tyndall
Thank goodness for photographers.
A moment of beauty is so fleeting. Light and colour, line and shape combining briefly, beautifully, then transforming quickly, disappointingly, into something less.
Thank goodness for photographers, skilled of hand with discerning eye.
Andy Tyndall developed his eye for fleeting moments in England, working as a farmhand after leaving school. His father gave him a camera and suddenly the dawn light was captivating, casting the dairy cows into silhouette against the rural setting.
Until then Andy hadn’t known he was an artist; in a family of brush painters he didn’t feel like one. Even now he shies away from the description. Yet his body of work tells a different story.
Soft colours & moods / Contrasts / Right place, right timing / Focus on perspective, context, environment
After the farm, Andy travelled – a backpacking trip, taking in the world and honing his craft through thousands and thousands of shots. Then Fleet Street and a successful career as a news photographer supplying the world’s press with compelling images of famous people and events.
He moved to Western Australia in the late nineties, working for The Australian newspaper and The West Australian. His portfolio expanded to include the remote parts of the state that are little visited but much admired. More moments of beauty.
Now Andy Tyndall has left news coverage to work as an independent photographer; he’s enjoying the variety, choosing projects for interest and challenge. In his work for corporate clients, he’s capturing unique images to enhance websites, newsletters, brochures and other marketing. He’s also taken up travel photojournalism, with articles in several publications.
And he’s committed to photographing some of WA’s most beautiful places, many of them largely undiscovered. These Andy offers for purchase at local markets or through his website, andytyndall.com. The photographs can be bought either as prints (with some available as large wall art) or as greeting cards, showcasing the Perth Hills area.
He says his main aim is to get people to stop and look at his photographs for long enough that more is revealed to them.
A fleeting moment suspended in time so we can absorb its beauty.