The Honorary Austrian is a globetrotting photojournalist with a focus on motorcycle touring. After an award winning 35 year career as a photographer and videographer (see below), Geoff Tompkinson decided to return to his first love. Photojournalism. But this time with a focus on motorcycle touring, producing touring features with his wife Liz, all over Europe and further afield for publication in the motorcycle press.
They now live permanently in the Austrian Alps.
For more than 30 years Geoff Tompkinson has traveled the world as a photographer and timelapse video producer.
Working at different times in the fields of photojournalism, corporate, advertising, Stock, 3D concepts and latterly timelapse and realtime motion clips, Geoff’s work has appeared in most of the world’s reportage publications including The Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Avenue, Ca M’interesse, Smithsonian, Life, Discover, National Geographic, Bunte, Stern and GEO.
During his corporate period he worked on annual reports and corporate brochures for Glaxo, ICI, Zeneca, Fisons, Bibby, Inchcape, Ready Mixed Concrete, Genzyme, PHLS and many more.
Geoff produced the first ever digitally produced commercial timelapse clips, before DSLR’s were available, using a homemade intervalometer with one of the early Nikon Coolpix cameras. He went on to become the world’s first fulltime professional digital timelapse shooter. It was many years before others joined him.
His time-lapse and real-time footage regularly appears on television all over the world as well as in major Hollywood movies.
Clients include: BBDO NY, Radical Media, Dubai Tourism, Ogilvy & Mather; NBC; Nike; BBC; Saatchi & Saatchi; National Geographic; Discovery; MTV; Bloomberg Group; Young & Rubicam; Dorling Kindersley; Financial Times Video; Pioneer; Twentieth Century Fox; Disney; Shell International; Leo Burnet; Caterpillar Corporation; McCann Erickson; Viacom; and many many more..
His work has attracted many awards over the years including a World Press Photo award in 1985.
In 2014 he started developing his HyperZoom™ technique. This has now reached a level where it enables the production of seamless virtual timelapse flights joining real-time, time-lapse, hyperlapse and every other filming technique into a single journey with no visible cuts between the locations.
When not traveling and shooting with his wife Liz, they live on the shores of Lake Hallstatt in Upper Austria.Share this page