British born Tim Street-Porter is an internationally recognized photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles, with a second home in Connecticut. He began his career in London. In 1967, he went to Paris to photograph some interiors and inflatable furniture and sold his work to Queen Magazine which gave him a 5 page spread. Street-Porter spent 10 years working in London before visiting Los Angeles in early ‘70’s. He fell in love with LA and decided to make it his home in 1977.
Tim Street-Porter is unique among photographers in that he not only applauded for his architect’s eye but also for his interest in writing about design. He has worked for a variety of design and travel magazines including: House Beautiful, Elle, Décor, the New York Times, Town & Country and Conde Nast Traveller. In addition, Street-Porter has written and produced four books on architecture. Freestyle, the New Architecture & Design of Los Angeles, and Casa Mexicana: the Architecture and Design of Mexico were published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang. The Los Angeles House and Tropical Houses were published by Clarkson Potter.
In 1997, the Los Angeles Times best described Tim Street Porter when referring to his twice crowned position as “one of LA’s coolest people,” according to Buzz Magazine. “After L.A. slips into the ocean and disappears forever, people will remember it primarily through the images of Street-Porter.”