About Us


Tim West Backgrounds was established in 2005 by full-time professional portrait and wedding photographer, Mark Hamilton.  Mark also runs PORTRAIT CLINIC www.portraitclinic.com, his teaching website for professional photographers who are serious about learning great technique and advancing their photography and their careers.

The name 'Tim West' is actually an acronym, and a tribute of sorts to Mark's late brother Tom, who passed away of complications from HIV/AIDS a number of years ago.  Mark says...

"Through your support of my company, each year Tim West Backgrounds will be contributing a portion of its proceeds in support of HIV/AIDS research, and in support of those living with this deadly disease, both throughout North America and around the world.  I hope and pray that we can play a small, yet meaningful, role in battling this cruel disease...one that has affliced so many people world-wide."

Each background has been personally designed by Mark, and is manufactured by a talented group of craftsmen and artists.  Everyone takes a great deal of pride in their work, and we like to think that it shows in the finished product!  Our goal for Tim West Backgrounds is to be respected in the industry and to be thought of as the premier supplier of artistically created high-quality photographic backgrounds.

We invite you to explore our website...we think you will like what you see.  In addition, please contact us with your questions, or any suggestions you may have.  Please join our client mailing list if you would like to be kept informed of our latest background designs.  Thanks for your interest in Tim West Backgrounds.