Long Beach, CA, United States
Lying down on his stomach with his head and camera poking through the boat’s transom door and dodging incoming sea swells is a position Tim knows well. He often incorporates this angle for his face-to-face interactions with harbor seals and brown pelicans. Capturing reclusive marine life in a massive industrial seaport is just one of the many photo assignments that come from the behemoth Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tim hasn’t always been working high atop gantry cranes or sidestepping monstrous top loaders but its all part of the backdrop for his contract work for the nation’s largest seaport complex. His job description entails hanging out of a helicopter at 8000 feet for aerials, navigating a Jacob’s ladder on the side of a 1000 ft. container ship, inching along a catwalk to mount a remote camera under a bridge for a time-lapse sequence and scuba-diving with port police to document possible bomb targets for homeland security.
Tim Rue lives in Long Beach, CA with his wife Rachel and young son Truman. To see his work visit his website.
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