Tim Mantoani picked up his first camera in high school and never let go.
From attending the Brooks Institute of Photography, to managing the studio of renowned photographic educator Dean Collins, to opening Mantoani Studio in 1995, shooting photos has been Tim’s lifelong passion and profession. It’s led him to producing editorial imagery for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and ESPN, as well as advertising photography for Coors, Coca-Cola, EA Sports, Oakley and more international brands. His love of the process most recently led to tracking down and photographing the shooters behind some of the world’s most iconic images with his celebrated Behind Photographs project. Tim’s even stepped in front of the camera to host his own KPBS television series Snapshot, exploring the characters and hidden corners of his San Diego hometown.