Newbold Bohemia (born Tim Schapker in 1965, Evansville, Indiana) mainly creates photos, although his work shares as much in common with painting as it does photography. Rather than using the camera to record the world around him, Bohemia prefers to work against the journalistic nature of photography. He creates his own world from scratch. In his studio he arranges still-lifes, builds sets, hires actors, and lights the scene. After capturing the image he often further enhances the work through digital or mechanical manipulation before printing the final work.
Although not formally trained as an artist, his work is heavily influenced by his education and work in psychology, marketing and graphic design. Visual organization and story telling are equally important to Newbold Bohemia, although one may take precedence over another is a particular body of work. His work often focuses on the everyday and mundane, as well as historical and societal references. Tension, conflict, and humor are often introduced to create new ways of seeing the world we think we know.
Newbold Bohemia currently lives and works in Chicago. His award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the United States.
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Dec. 17 - Jan. 26th PHOTOGRAPHY 2015, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Jan 24-March 2 Modern Artists, Carrie Haddad Gallery
June 21-28 Faetopia (group), Noe/Market Center, San Francisco, CA
Oct 17 – Artist Lecture, Falsified Documents and Fabrications, Schenectady Photographic Society, Schenectady, NY
2011 and earlier
September 2011 – Honorable Mention, Members Show (group), Photo Center of the Capital District, Troy NY