Tim Aiken is a California-based photographer who aims to celebrate the outdoors, inspiring others to get outside and push their comfort zone.
Tim grew up in a family that understood the value of travel and exploration. A year-long trip when he was twelve sparked his interest for photography and he has been mentored ever since by Hector Garcia-Molina.
Along with photography, Tim also raced road bicycles seriously for six years, a passion that culminated in a summer in Europe with the USA national team and a year racing professionally for Airgas-Safeway.
Tim is currently studying computer science at Stanford University and will graduate in 2017.
2015 Young USA Landscape Photographer of the Year
2014 Nature's Best Photography Wilderness Forever Photo Contest
Winner, Most Inspirational Moment, Student Category (displayed in Smithsonian)
2010 & 2013 Windland Smith Rice International Awards
Highly Honored Youth Photographer of the Year
2012 & 2013: Included in Nikon's Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame
Published in Popular Photography, The Sunday Times, Outdoor Photography, Huffington Post, and Alert Diver.
Photo courtesy of Matthias Scheer.