As you may know, Timothy Drury is a well known keyboardist,
vocalist, guitarist, composer and songwriter. He is responsible for
many music underscores, opening themes, background music and jingles
Timothy Drury is also the excellent photographer behind the new Rick
Springfield Image Lamp and Collage being sold on ricksmerch.com. He has also photographed album
covers in the past.
Here are some interesting things you may not know about Timothy:
Toured with both Don Henley (89-93) and The Eagles (94 -
Released his own debut solo CD (96). It can be ordered by clicking
Work can be found on the soundtrack to "Leaving Las
Vegas" as well as on 2 Earthwave Production Documentary
In addition to touring with Don Henley and The Eagles, Timothy
appeared on The Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" CD as well
as on Don Henley's "Kermit Unpigged" CD
Has appeared on television with Don Henley, The Eagles, Melissa
Etheridge, Katey Segal, Bonnie Raitt
Has performed jingles, i.e., Diet Coke, Missouri Tourism
(with Sheryl Crow)
Has photographed album covers, had his work shown at Pepsi
World as well as having his work shown in galleries
Please Enjoy Ricktopia.com's interview with Timothy Drury:
a bit of a stretch to go from keyboardist/singer and songwriter
to professional photographer, what made you decide to pick up
the camera and become a shutterbug?
it's really not that far of a stretch. Taking pictures is like
writing songs or singing in that you are trying to express some
feeling and emotion (hopefully) and you are waiting for the right
moment to express it with your skill and your heart and you use
tools i.e. a camera or a guitar or your voice to make it happen.
Instinct is the key in these and all arts I think. The beauty
of photography for me is that I can go from the initial inspiration
to the final print and do it alone. Music is a great collaborative
pursuit which I love but sometimes I just want to see and feel
and express my own pure vision and photography allows me to do
that in a way that music cannot. It's also a great way to pass
the time when you're on tour.
is your favorite thing to photograph, still life, landscapes,
It used to
be landscapes and architecture but now human faces and figures
are really the only thing I'm inspired to shoot. So much depth
there. At first it was intimidating for me to shoot people...landscapes
were safer I guess, but the intimacy that occurs when you shoot
someone can't be achieved when you shoot a sunset or a tree.
this newest project with Rick Springfield who else have you photographed?
on art photography primarily and as such I haven't pursued shooting
famous people. The experience with Rick was so satisfying that
I might pursue it a bit more now.
you get involved with the Rick Springfield project? Is there
any significance to the luminaries your photos are being used
Rick's keyboardist/vocalist started the ball rolling on this
project. We had been writing some songs together and he happened
to see my photo lamps at my home and was impressed. Being a smart
guy with an entrepreneur's imagination he suggested creating
some special lamps for Rick with shots that I would take. It
sounded like a great idea to me so...voila. The significance
lies in the life that the lamps give to the images. It was originally
a way for me to display my work at galleries and photo shows
but I have begun doing several private commissions for people
who want their images to be illuminated. They really are beautiful
in a dark room at night. Very warm.
currently working on any other special projects?
on new lamp designs and preparing for a photo show here in Los
Angeles at Borders Books in Canoga Park. I have many new framed
images that I will be displaying there through the month of April
and will be at the reception this Sunday, the 7th of April at
4:00pm...how's that for a plug! I'm very excited about the show...I've
done several at various Borders Books and I always get tons of
calls and feedback for my work at these venues. I'm also working
on writing music for film and TV, songwriting and recording an
instrumental record that will incorporate cinematic music and
my photographic images into one package...be on the lookout for
that. As you know, many of my images can be seen on-line at timothydrury.com...what
can I say, I'm plug happy today!