Local Shallotte, N.C. Artist David Pickett Reunites with Fellow Photographer Tim Barnwell

by August 28, 2019

 

Tim Barnwell and David Pickett

Shallotte based landscape and fine art photographer and the creator of the Journey into Purpose photo exhibit, David Pickett, recently reconnected with a long-time photo acquaintance, Tim Barnwell of Asheville, NC. It had been 20 years since they have seen each other in person.

Tim is one of the most published photographers in the South. His work has appeared in and/or graced the covers of such magazines as Time, Newsweek, Billboard, Our State, and Smithsonian. One of his best photo stories is about photographing Billy Graham at his NC Mountain home. Mr. Graham had his own perspective of what was his best side.

As a master photographer and printer, Tim’s fine art photography is in permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, SOHO Photo Gallery in NY and the Asheville Art Museum just to name a few.

Pickett said that he first met Tim in 1981 when he was a business student at UNC-Asheville. During my free time, “I used to frequent Tim’s national recognized business, Appalachian Photographic Workshops (APW). It was there that I rented darkroom space to hone my developing and printing skills of black & white negatives that I shot. Tim gave me a salon of good pointers and wisdom in regard to custom-hand printing in the darkroom”.

At the same facility, Tim also offered various types of workshops taught by him and several acclaimed landscape photographers such as John Sexton, Cole Weston, Nancy Brown and Ernst Hass, plus other talented photographers. According to Pickett, if you were serious about learning the fundamentals and advanced areas of photography, especially landscape and fine art, being an attendee at an APW was a must.

The book that Pickett is holding is one of seven photography books that Tim Barnwell has published; actually, his very first book published.  Pickett was quick to say, “I had to own an autographed copy of Tim’s first book: “The Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm”. His seventh book is titled Tide Runners: Shrimping and Fishing on the Carolinas and Georgia Coast. “When my pictorial art book is published, I expect Tim to be a purchaser of it”, a smiling Pickett stated.

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