Photographer. Architect.


I am a freelance photographer and chartered architect based in Birmingham, UK. My photographs have been exhibited around the country, published in magazines, newspapers and journals, and shared on many social media channels across the world. 

I had the honour of becoming a 'suggested user' on Instagram in 2015, and it was around that time that my photography really took off. I love to share images of my home town, Birmingham, with the aim of changing people's perceptions on an often misrepresented city. I regularly update my social media pages, and you can keep up-to-date with my current photography by following me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @timcornbill. Licensing of all my photographs is available on request. High quality prints, photography workshops, tuition and photoshoots are also available on my shop.

Explore this website to find examples of my commercial work. My clients include: LG, University of Birmingham, Ernst & Young, Blue Frog, IM PropertiesReynears, Grand CentralCourt CollaborationAssociated Architects, David Wilson HomesTurner & Townsend, Visit Telford and Willoughby PR. I have also worked in collaboration with many organisations, including: Canon, BBC, RIBA, Visit Birmingham, Hidden Spaces, Visit Britain, I Choose Birmingham, Brumpic, Igersbirmingham and Birmingham Updates. 


Notable achievements and accolades:

CABE 'Urban Beauty' Competition Shortlist, 2010

RIBA Love Architecture 'Birmingham Retrospective' Solo Exhibition, Great Western Arcade & The Cube, 2013

Some Cities 'Our City' Exhibition, Retrospective Photograph, Library of Birmingham, 2014

Instagram 'Suggested User' 2015

Visit Birmingham 'Instagram Showcase' Exhibition, IKON Gallery, 2015

Orb 'Brand Brum' Competition, Highly Commended, 2016

Outdoor Photographer of the Year 'Spirit of Travel' Shortlist, 2016

Wex Photographic 'WexMondays' Exhibition, Week 38 Winner, London, 2016

Route One 'Icelandic Photo Competition' Winner, 2017

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 'Photographic Prize' Exhibition, 2017

Sony World Photography Awards, Open Architecture Winner, 2017

Sony World Photography Awards, UK National Winner, 2017

Astrophotographer of the Year, Shortlisted, 2018

Urban Photography, Ilex, Author, 2019


If you'd like to get in touch, please visit my contact page.

All photographs Copyright Tim Cornbill 2018