Tim Hetherington speaks to Jon Levy | PROFESIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
24/02/2011 Comments Off on Tim Hetherington speaks to Jon Levy | PROFESIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Tim Hetherington is a British photographer who now lives in New York. I have known him from 1998, the time we shared an office together in Great Portland Street in central London. He was a photographer striving to negotiate his way between photo agencies and assignments and I, newly returned from the US, was in the process of setting up 8 Magazine and running the fledgling website Foto8.com. Together we would share ideas and points of view on the industry we found ourselves in, alongside our personal theories of what mattered and what counted in photography. Our little office was a safe haven for us to invent and test out our concepts and to this day I feel in the outside world we retain a lot of the independence and subversive ideology that we enjoyed so much at that time.