Tim Duane is a photographer whose passion for the planet translates into global travel and local observations in his work. The theme of his photography is People and Places from Around the World. He has been very fortunate to have traveled throughout the world and the USA, but he also explores the local landscapes of California. Tim grew up in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada after a few years in the northern Maine woods as a child, and he has spent much of the past decade in Santa Cruz and San Diego. Mountains and coasts dominate his California landscape work.
Tim has also been a University of California professor since 1991--first at UC-Berkeley (1991-2009) and then at UC-Santa Cruz (2009-2018). He taught environmental planning and policy at Cal and environmental studies at UCSC. Along the way, he published the award-winning book Shaping the Sierra: Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West (University of California Press, 1999). Tim returned to school to get his law degree in his forties and has taught climate change law and policy every fall at the University of San Diego School of Law since 2013.
Tim has shown his work locally at the Avenue Cafe in Capitola, Peet's Coffee and Tea on Pacific Avenue, and Linda's Seabreeze Cafe in Seabright. His show at Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company highlights recent exploration of Africa, Antarctica, India, and special landscapes in the USA.