photographs 78-91

Asia 1978 – a time of travel with backpack, journal, sketchbook and camera across Australia into pre-mass-tourism Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India and the Philippines. The centerpiece was an unguided, 300-mile walk through the high Himalayas, from Pahalgam in the Kashmir Valley to the Tibetan buddhist monastery of Lamayuru in Ladakh.

Old Delhi – Urdu Bazaar photographed from the minaret of the Jama Masjid mosque, 1978 – Tim Trompeter

Ladakh’s epic scale: the long approach to 16,000 ft. SirSirLa pass. The village of Photoksar clings to the fields near the roaring stream, its rambling cluster of homes dwarfed by the vastness of the surroundings.



New York and Paris : 1979-91 – These dozen or so years began with abstract painting classes at the Art Student’s League of New York and evolved into a near decade of living and working in Paris, collaborating on word and image projects while paying the rent with photographic assignments for fashion publications in France, Britain, Italy, Canada, Australia and the USA.

Big Bilboard Lips – Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 1982 – Tim Trompeter


Abandoned House, Florida Everglades 1986 – Tim Trompeter




continue: photographs 91-19