Join us as we stay open late to host our new guest artist Tim Chunn (TopCat Media) as part of NoBo Art District's First Friday! A show of Tim's photography runs from May through July with reception on May 3rd from 6-9pm. TopCat’s photos are based on a love of the outdoors, architecture, still life, candid’s, US/foreign travel, events, and outdoor portraits. Tim will be in the tasting room from about 5-7pm so stop by, chat with Tim about his photography (TopCat Media), and enjoy some wine!
About the Artist
Tim Chunn’s photography business name, TopCat Media, came from a nickname that Tim’s had since a child, which came from his initials, TC and being a fan of the TV cartoon in the 60s. Tim’s interest in photography started while in high school. Tim’s high school class was remarkably close nit and taking candids of friends during this time provided a rich canvas for developing his skills.
Tent or trailer camping with Tim’s family for at least a few weeks every summer, gave him a real appreciation for the outdoors, nature, wildlife and conservation. The nightly ranger talks around the campfire with the slide shows of the national parks really got Tim excited about what he might be able to do with a good camera in the future. He spent many days hiking in and photographing Yosemite, the great Sequoias, Kings Canyon, the Tetons, and San Diego beach, mountain and desert areas.
After graduating from USC with an engineering degree, Tim moved to Boulder, CO and continued his love of hiking, camping and photographing this beautiful state. His first DSLR was in 2002, a Canon 10D. Since then photography has evolved from a pleasure to a passion.
One of Tim’s most satisfying photo shoots to date has been his trip to the center of the eclipse shadow in August, 2017 about 25 miles north of Scottsbluff, NE. He did a 3 hour time lapse, with a shot every 20 seconds, and was able to capture several shots of the full eclipse showing the chromosphere, Baily’s Beads, and a shot of the “diamond ring,” just as the sun peaked back out from the full moon.
Tim enjoys all types of photography, but he’s focused mainly on landscapes, architecture, macro shots of beautiful flowers (Tim’s wife has the green thumb) and still life, sports and candids of people just about anywhere he goes (weddings, parties, events, hikes, etc.). After 40 years of honing this craft, Tim is pleased to share the results.