NYC photographer Tim Barber filmed for new sneaker ad
New York photographer and former photo editor of Vice Magazine Tim Barber has been around the world and back. In 2010, the artist held his first major U.S. solo exhibition at Miami's OHWOW gallery that showcased nearly 10 years of portraits of everyday people and objects in stark isolation to create "a powerful moment, eternally captured on film," Hypebeast reports.
Recently, the New Yorker has been hanging out in some of his favorite spots from home as famed sneaker brand Native Shoes decided to spotlight the artist for the brands "The Natives" series. Barber lends his knowledge of the city and his personal memories of NYC in the first installment of a series of videos showcasing "natives" from all over the country. The brand also makes classic footwear including the Miller Shoe style # GLM02RB.
In the video, Barber discusses his love of bridges and how it helps connect people from all walks of life. This ties in to the shoe brand's message of begin made for people who enjoy style and comfort over price and being flashy.
"The thing I like about bridges is that they are like a bottleneck, like a funnel for people and everyone has to get in line and go through them at some point," Barber said in the video. "It's an interesting environment, I get to see a broad cross section of society."
Barber's official website shows the photographer has had a big role in photographing fashion. He has been behind the spreads of famed designers and magazine's like Cynthia Rowley and Muse Magazine.