College Photographer of the Year Tim Hussin Doesn’t Care About Money

Tim Hussin doesn’t care about money. The 2008 College Photographer of the Year is a master photographer, but he’s decided to work on a personal project with his brother entitled America reCycled — a look at various niche communities around the US which they visit for months at a time via bicycle.

Unlike his CPOY predecessors Matt Eich and Travis Dove, Tim is decidedly unconcerned about growing his photo business. As such, he’s relied on a Kickstarter project and a National Geographic Young Explorer’s grant to fund his vision.

“I’m living a transient lifestyle now…We dumpster dive food, for example,” he explains. “That’s one thing that most people won’t do, and I guess I don’t blame them…we don’t buy food very often, and that cuts out the necessity to work that many more hours per week.”

Tim’s choice and honesty about the situation was a huge contrast to many of his contemporaries, and certainly wouldn’t work for most photographers. We spoke to him via Skype.

Tim Hussin PhotoShelter Interview by photoshelter

This interview was part of the research we undertook to produce our free, downloadable guide “Starting a Photography Business.” Get insight from Travis and five other CPOY winners, plus expert advice from John Harrington, Matt “Tax Ninja” Whatley, Frank Meo and Greg Smith.

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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