I have become the first German accepted into the LA based Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. The honorary organisation is dedicated to the art of motion picture still photography and boasts an exclusive membership of only 61 photographers from around the world.
To be eligible for nomination the photographer must have at least ten years of feature film experience, receive sponsorship from two existing members and submit a portfolio for review by the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers.
i'm thrilled to have been accepted into the exclusive organisation. To be made a member of The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers is a colossal honour, It seems like yesterday that I was shooting on the set of 'kurz & schmerzlos' and now have my work recognised by the most influential photographers in the film Industry. There is not a great deal of official recognition for the production Still photographer out there, to even get a photo credit is rare. It is therefore great to connect with my colleagues working in this incredibly specialised field of photography and be invited into what is a very prestigious club.
i feel highly honoured!
more info: http://www.smpsp.org
Gordon Timpen, SMPSP