Tim Topple (b. 1975) is an award-winning Margate-based fine art photographer with a background in animation and graphic design. A snapshot aesthetic and a fast and loose shooting style - honed on 35mm film street photography and since tamed and brought indoors - has informed the look of most of his work. Inspired by old family photos, obscured faces, the boundaries of privacy, surreal domestic moments and the photographs not taken. He has exhibited in London and Minneapolis, has work published in "The Lomo LC-A" (ISBN 978-3-902217-16-5) and was recently shortlisted for the World Photography Awards, came 3rd overall for the UK, and won Best in Show at the Photo-Forum London end of year exhibition with an image from his latest self-published book, Elephants for Dinner, available in the Blurb bookstore.