Tim Smith has a photographic, naturalistic and faithful approach to grading. A chameleon of colour, he diversifies his style to honour each project’s needs, making him sought after by a wide range of clients; from commercials to high fashion brands, documentaries and music videos.
With meticulously catalogued references from decades of studying photography, skateboarding and collecting, Tim has a wealth of ideas to bring to the table. A staunch collector of records, he likes to grade the same way he likes his music; with a bit of swing. He has graded promos for legendary artists including Dizzie Rascal, Neneh Cherry, Wiley, J Hus, Tom Walker and Kamasi Washington. In the brand world, he’s worked with clients including Nike, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Sony, Mercedes, Burberry, Carlsberg, Fifa and Dr Martens.
An emphasis on close collaboration and elevating the aesthetic mean Tim has long-standing relationships with some of the most exciting up-and-coming directors, including Mollie Mills, Jenn Nkiru, Duncan Loudon, Felix Brady, Hugo Jenkins, Bafic and Dan Emmerson.