Tim Kemple is an American photographer who specializes in action sports. A climbing enthusiast, he travels the world in search of the most spectacular landscapes in which to shoot experienced athletes. His mastery of framing and light gives great force to his images, enhancing the landscape as well as his subjects — even in the most extreme situations.
An accomplished athlete, Tim Kemple throws himself into his shots, and is never afraid to take risks to create exceptional images.
Tim Kemple photographs with his heart and guts and soul, drawing inspiration from the energy of the athletes that he photographs, particularly those who dedicate their lives to their sport and to self-mastery. "I know that they are the best at what they do, so I likewise try to be the best at what I do."
Through his photographs, Tim Kemple recreates a multisensory experience that highlights the movements and expressions of his subjects, and the textures and the details that adorn the landscape. "My photographs are a visual narration. I want to tell unique stories that people will remember, to share extraordinary places with them, and to show them the hard work of the athletes that I photograph. I am a perfectionist, so my stories are never finished and continue to evolve."
A professional photographer for more than 10 years, Tim Kemple puts his talents to use for several brands such as Eastern Mountain Sports, The North Face, and Black Diamond, and collaborates with many sports & recreation and outdoor magazines.