Timo has been interested in cars and rallying as long as he can remember. As a small boy, he used to go and watch every kind of motorsport event. Timo was born on the island of Saaremaa, the largest island in Estonia, which, among other things, is well known for hosting one of the greatest rallies in Estonia: the Saaremaa Rally. After witnessing the action up close, the passion for rallying took hold in him and has been strong ever since …
As years passed and he continued to follow rallying closely, he also began to enjoy photography, so the next step for him became very logical. Timo clearly remembers the first time he brought his camera to a rally stage and took his first photographs. Using an old film camera, he managed to capture some shots of Markko Märtin, who’s a local rally hero and a World Rally Championship legend. After seeing the images and realizing he could capture the moments and action that made rallying so special, he began to find his route in the world of motorsport photography.
For the last 6 years, Timo has been working as a freelance photographer. Timo, as a photographer, loves being able to experience the variety of light, emotions, different countries and nations, challenges by weather, different road surfaces, cars and action. While it´s a demanding profession, the exhilaration he gets from rally photography firsthand makes it all worthwhile.
Timo has had the opportunity to work for some of the very best in the sport. Some of his clients have been Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, Volkswagen Motorsport, Hyundai Motorsport and Citroen Racing. Timo has a long lasting experience of working closely with different magazines and newspapers across the globe. He has also worked for some of the World Rally Championship drivers Ott Tänak, Jari-Matti Latvala, Hayden Paddon, Dani Sordo and etc.
Currently Timo is looking for new opportunities within the world of photography to broaden his skills and experience in the field.