Celebrity photographer Tim Courtney has shot over forty magazine covers in the U.S. and Europe, published in books, interviewed and appeared in many national and international publications, as well as on radio and television.
His exceptional Hollywood celebrity portraits have defined his career and truly been the mark of his fame and popularity among industry elite.
Tim now resides in Palm Springs, California, and continues to frequently shoot at the studio in Hollywood. He loves to travel the U.S. and abroad for both work and pleasure.
Most afternoons you can almost bet on finding Tim taking time to enjoying a fine espresso and pastry at a select coffee house in LA, Palm Springs, or Paris.
He was born and raised in the blue-grass state of Kentucky, under the astrological sign of Pisces. In his college years he studied as a vocal performance major at Azusa Pacific University, in Southern California. Tim's first interest with photography began in 1997, with classic artistic black and white nudes.
Tim loves helping people enhance their talents and passion through his photography workshops held in Palm Springs and Los Angeles. He has also held special photography workshops at the Laguna College of Art and Design, Palm Springs Arts and The University of Cincinnati. In addition, with his love for travel and public speaking, Courtney enjoys the luxury voyages as Celebrity photography lecturer aboard Crystal Cruise Lines.
In May 2007, Tim Courtney founded his non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization called Picture Me Happy. Picture Me Happy helps inspire the healing process by providing "Photo Workshop," (an Art's in Medicine program) for hospitalized children who have serious medical conditions. “Photo Workshop,” engages and inspires the children to take photos using insta-matic cameras, and then create and design their own personal photo books.
Every age celebrates the photographers that capture the spirit of that time. These creative, successful people could photograph the greats - the artists, writers and celebrities of the day - so well because they were celebrities in their own right.
From Nadar, Steichen, Snowden, David Bailey, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Greg Gorman, Annie Lebovitz, Tim Courtney belongs in the pantheon of these greats - he’s one of the most respected visual story tellers of our time. His conceptual vision and dramatic use of light have created some of the most intimate and powerful images ever made.