Tim trained at Yorkshire Post Newspapers in Leeds, UK, his home town for a decade before moving to Australia in 1990 to take up a position as Sports Photographer for The Sydney Morning Herald, which he held for 18 years. Tim left the paper in 2008 to freelance and has traveled extensively for the past four years. He recently relocated to the New York area. His work is represented by Corbis.
His many sports assignments have included eight Olympic Games, five Rugby World Cups and the FIFA World Cup.
He has been recognized for the high standard of his work winning eight World Press Photo Awards which include three first place awards in 1994, 2004 and 2007.
In 2003, The Observer Sports Magazine, UK, placed four of Tim's pictures in its selection of the 50 best sports images of all time.
Tim is a keen campaigner on ethics in photojournalism and is a keen advocate of developing photo essays in sports photography to help put the profession on a par with other areas of photojournalism.