At Home with Tim Swallow

As the clock struck 12 on January 1 and we set our intentions for another lap around the sun, no one could have predicted what 2020 had in store for us. With each day seemingly getting stranger and stranger, as we ventured further into the unknown, human connection is what kept us moving forward.

At a time when our social calendars are looking kind of empty, now more than ever, it’s important that we stay connected. That’s why, for our latest campaign, we wanted to introduce you to (or further familiarise you with) some of the talented personalities that make up the extended Thrills family.

Take a peek inside the homes and creative spaces of the people that we work with and who inspire us. And so here it is: Sydney-based director and photographer, Tim Swallow. No brief. No direction. Uncut and uncensored.


What's your full name? Timothy D Swallow

Where do you live? Bondi, Sydney

What do you do for work/how do you make a living? Director/Photographer

Other hobbies/interests? Music, surfing, skating, art, film, books

Tim wears the Endless Slouch Fit Crew

How have you improvised since the lockdown? I shoot at my home studio more. 

Are you still working? Yep, more than ever.

How has COVID-19 affected your work? I'm shooting less but working on projects I never get a chance to do.

Tim wears the Liberated Jacket & Chopped Chino

Pros to working from home? No distractions.

Cons to working from home? I feed off of other people's energy, so I feel like I'm slower, more focused, better, but starved of chaos.

Tim wears the Mayhem Pull On Hood & Chopped Elastic Surf Pant

Favourite new way to pass time? Gardening and painting my house.

Favourite old way to pass time? Skate, hang with friends.

Tim wears the Mayhem Pull On Hood

Do you have any pets? Amy Finlayson - ha ha

What's your favourite style and why? Effortless, undone, messy but curated

How would you describe your style? Simplicity is key. Black and white with a touch of colour.

Fashion icons? Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, Josh Homme, Dylan Rieder, Ian Curtis, Lemmy Kilmister.

Favourite isolation styles? Usually all white if I'm painting or super burnt out clothes if I'm gardening.


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