Born in Lake Charles and reared in Lake Charles and Moss Bluff, Tim Fontenot absorbed the South Louisiana culture that was his environment. It was only fitting that his first landscape images came from his surroundings. Tim’s photographic interests began in 1975. In those days it was about capturing moments in time and preserving them for future generations. After many years, Tim obtained darkroom equipment and his love of Black and White images ensued. Tim photographed weddings, sports teams, special events, individuals, wildlife and landscapes. If it didn’t say “NO”, he photographed (shot) it. After retirement from the Industrial Design business, his efforts were concentrated on wildlife and landscapes. Today, Fine Art Photographic Landscapes is Tim’s passion. South Louisiana is his primary source of incredible images. Additionally, his travels throughout the United States has enabled him to capture beautiful landscapes beyond Louisiana’s borders. His images are suitable for just about any interior design project because just about any personality can relate to his life’s work. Tim’s original works or Limited Editions would make unforgettable gifts for family and friends. “It is my sincere hope you enjoy the images I have created, and that you are able to connect with one or more of these on some personal, emotional level, so that you want it or them in you personal space.. After all - for me - that is what Art is all about.”
ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
* Shot image for a Cook Book’s cover
*Provided services for shooting the old Iowa, Louisiana school for submission to the National Register of Historic Places.
*Selected as Among the Best Photography of 2012 by Photographer’s Forum Magazine
*Published in Louisiana Life Magazine
*Photographed illustrations for the publishing of a Children’s Book
*Accepted into membership of Associated Louisiana Artists, a Juried process
*Fine Art Photographs hanging in Gallery by the Lake, Lake Charles, Louisiana
*Selected for an exhibit of Fine Art Photographs in the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center of Lake Charles, LA.
*Lagniappe Magazine: Cover Photo, Header photo (appears 70 times in the magazine), full inside page with article and images about my photography.
*Selected to be a Juror for local high school’s art competition and show
*Chosen for a Fine Art Photography exhibit in the Walnut Grove Post Office in Lake Charles
*Earned “Judges Choice Award” in a Black and White photo contest
*Elected to the Board of Directors for the Arts and Humanities Council of SW Louisiana
*A member of the Regional Arts Network (RAN) for SW Louisiana
*Vetted onto the Louisiana State Artists Roster
*Selected for Fine Art Photography exhibit at Ochsner’s Hospital in New Orleans