I’m not just here to take your picture. I’m also here to change your life.
Can a Photographer really do that? In most cases I would say nope.
But, I’m not just a photographer. I’m a Brand-ographer.
Which means I do more than take pretty pictures.
I’m all about uncovering who you are as a commodity and creating an awesome image over haul that will allow you to have more control over your career than you ever imagined.
I understand what sells, how to sell it, how to package it and yup, how to put it out there in ways that are unique and provocative.
I’ve worn many hats. Ballerina, fashion model, working actress. I’ve also worked in and around the advertising world for over 20 years. So I bring some very special tools to the table.
It doesn’t matter what stage you’re in in your business. Just starting, reinventing yourself or trying something new. I’ve been there. I get it. I know what you’re going thru and what you’ll be up against.
I was born and raised as a showbiz kid in nyc and have reinvented and re branded myself many times thru many incarnations over the years. I always had an instinct for it but never knew what to call it till I started working with a well known theatrical manager many years ago who taught me a very important lesson.
She taught me to view myself as a product. I learned the subtleties of creating a business out of who you are and sculpting my image to fit what I was selling. This was the most powerful bit of business advice I ever learned and when I really got it it transformed my career.
When I made the move to behind the camera it gave me a very unique perspective on how to start working with my clients. I found I didn’t want to just shoot people any old way. Thats not what turned me on.
It was really important for me to find get inside their heads and create iconic portraits that would push people’s buttons and open doors. My mission is to have all my clients look like people who have arrived on the world stage.
I often say if Helmut Newton, Anna Wintour and Keith Richard’s had a love child it would be me. That’s because I’m one part bad ass portrait artist, one part stylist with a big scoop of wild child.
No matter who you are or what you do, you are a brand. Whether you are an actor, CEO, small business owner or part of a team, you are selling what you bring to the table. Your image needs to capture that and it needs to do it fast.
I style all my shoots and handpick locations that I know are going to work for you and your brand. This is the backbone of my process and I love it!!
My personal style is this: kick ass, in your face images that truly capture the heart, soul and juiciest parts of a person.
I believe in being provocative, in telling the truth and that everyone can look like their own version of a rockstar.
-Timothi Jane Graham
Timothi Jane Graham is a photographer and branding expert working in New York City and Los Angeles. She has helped hundreds of actors, entrepreneurs, ceo’s and small business owners sculpt their personal image and streamline their personal brand. Born and raised in New York City, Timothi has been in front of the camera and on the stage since she was 6 months old. She has worked as a professional model in New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, London and Tokyo. As an actor she has performed in countless national commercials, New York stage productions as well as many roles in film and television. As a top voice over artist for nearly 20 years, she has worked on numerous campaigns like Pampers, Hanes, Toyota, Maybelline and Dentyne and networks such as HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, CBS and many many others.
For the past 15 years she has worked as a top portrait artist on both coasts. She works closely with agents and personal managers to revive and craft their clients careers as well as lectures extensively on the connection between branding, photography and business. She is in the process of writing her first book ” Confessions of a Brandographer: A Quick and Dirty Guide on Building your Brand, Talking your Talk and Making a Ton of Cash by Just Being You” That will be published in early 2014. When not working as a Photographer, Timothi works on her personal projects: The “1 in 8 Project” focusing on breast cancer survivors, Daughter of Devi. A peek into the world of Hindu women and most recently Barbershops and Burlesque: a celebration of a bygone era.