Tim Wren is a leading Automotive Photographer based in SW London.
Born and raised in the small market town of Oswestry, Shropshire, Tim’s first experience of professional photography came via an apprenticeship on his local newspaper, The Border Counties Advertiser. Now firmly hooked by the world of photography, Tim rapidly moved up through the ranks finally reaching Fleet Street where, amongst others, The Sunday Times and Sunday Times Magazine became regular clients.
Running parallel to his work as a photojournalist, Tim was also enjoying an emerging career in the automotive photography world. An early interest in things both two- and four-wheeled had been reignited, which in turn led to commissions shooting cars, bikes and motor sporting events both in the UK and further afield. Very much influenced and encouraged by his friend, the much lamented writer & photographer Phil Llewellin, the opportunity to work for the then legendary ‘Car‘ magazine presented itself. Working alongside the best ‘snappers‘ and art directors of the day, Car was, and still is, one of the most coveted launch pads into the world of automotive photography.
With the success enjoyed at Car, it was not long before magazines from around the globe became appreciative of Tim’s imagery, followed soon after by motor manufacturers, design and advertising agencies.
With his encyclopedic knowledge of worldwide locations and a production contact book built up over many years, Tim is more than likely to have an influence in all aspects of a project.
Whilst automotive work continues to pay the mortgage, Tim has not forgotten his photojournalistic roots. A regular contributor to one of the world’s major image stock libraries, a camera always accompanies him on his travels.
Ford Motor Company,
Toyota Motor Corporation,
Honda Motor Company,
Rolls Royce Limited,
Mazda Motor Corporation,
Lincoln Motor Company,
Ital Design Giugiaro SpA,
Car Graphic (Japan),
Road & Track (USA),
Auto Zeitung (Germany),
Sport Auto (France),
Thoroughbred & Classic Cars (UK),
Supercar Classics (UK),