Connecting audiences with conservation messages.
Company
Lens and Pens
Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Tim Plowden focuses on wildlife conservation issues in Southeast Asia. With an increasing focus on human wildlife coexistence in urban environments, Tim's imagery shows that nature is not devoid of human influence and that we are part of nature. Tim's new body of work strives to allow audiences to imagine what a healthy and sustainable relationship with nature might look like.
Tim's films have been screened at film festivals worldwide and broadcast on national TV. He has worked on assignment with conservation NGOs and is a contributing videographer to a conservation film narrated by David Attenborough. His wildlife photography has been internationally published, exhibited at National Gallery Singapore, and featured in international campaigns for conservation causes. He has co-authored conservation science research articles and as regular contributor, he delivered compelling visual stories for Wildlife Photographic Magazine.
Tim has completed certified courses in Project Management, Content Marketing, Social Marketing, Behaviour Change for Conservation, and the Illegal Wildlife Trade.
Tim is actively engaged with conservation topics such as climate change, species extinction, poaching, illegal wildlife trade, invasive alien species, habitat restoration, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, sustainability, community engagement, and human wildlife coexistence.
Currently, Tim is working with the Earth Observatory of Singapore on topics such as climate change and natural disasters. He has been professionally engaged by conservation organizations and media outlets to raise awareness on conservation issues relating to a range of endangered species. He has 2 scientific articles pending publication as a contributing author, one on animal behaviour and the other on illegal wildlife trade.
In 2018 BirdLife International in Singapore commissioned Tim to produce a video for their work to save the Helmeted Hornbill from extinction. His images were also used for print publications and online when the campaign launched in 2020. An accompanying exhibition of Tim's wildlife photography prints were shown⁠ at National Gallery Singapore for a BirdLife gala sponsored by Leica.
In 2018, the International Year of the Salmon screened Tim's video, “The Return of the Salmon” at their launch ceremony in Vancouver, Canada. Tim judged their photo competition and contributed footage to two outreach videos. One was narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
In 2015 Tim was commissioned to shoot a video, “Mangroves: Reducing The Risk Of Disasters Through Nature Based Solutions”. Filmed in Thailand for a production by the Mangrove Action Project⁠ and the IUCN’s⁠ Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities ⁠Project. The project was supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety⁠. The goal of the video was to gain governmental commitment to securing a sustainable future for coastal communities.
Official Selection
The Circle of Life
Nature Without Borders International Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
2022
Official Selection
The Circle of Life
FLICKFAIR Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2021
Honourable Mention - Best Environmental Film
The Circle of Life
High Tatras Film & Video Festival
Dolný Smokovec Vysoké Tatry
2021
Official Selection
The Circle of Life
Ireland Wildlife Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
The Circle of Life
14th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2021
Kuala Lumpur
2021
Official Selection
The Circle of Life
S.O.F.A Film Festival (Animals, Wildlife, Environment, Conservation)
2021
Official Selection
The Circle of Life
Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
New York
2021
Official Selection
The Circle of Life
Wolves Independent International Film Festival
Saldutiškis, Utena
2021
Outstanding Achievement Award - Nature / Environment / Wildlife
The Circle of Life
Druk International Film Festival
Paro
2021
Award of Merit - Nature / Environment / Wildlife
The Circle of Life
IndieFEST Film Awards 2021
San Diego, California
2021
Official Selection
Red-shanked Douc - Primates On The Edge
Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2016
Beijing
2016
Official Selection
Red-shanked Douc - Primates On The Edge
Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2016
New York
2016
Official Selection
The Return Of The Salmon
Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2016
New York
2016
Official Selection
The Return Of The Salmon
Voices From The Waters International Film Festival 2016
Bangalore, Karnataka
2016
Official Selection
The Return Of The Salmon
Wolves Independent International Film Festival 2015
Vilnius
2015
Official Selection
The Return Of The Salmon
Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2015
Kuala Lumpur
2015
Best Of Alaska Award
The Return Of The Salmon
Alaska International Film Awards 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
2015
Official Selection
The Return Of The Salmon
British Documentary Film Festival 2015
London
2015
Award of Merit - Nature / Environment / Wildlife
The Return Of The Salmon
IndieFEST Film Awards 2015
San Diego, California
2015
Current City
Singapore
Married To
Reehana Shihab
Children
Iman Amelia
Connecting audiences with conservation messages.
Company
Lens and Pens