Tim Hallam (36), Leamington Spa, from the Series 'Electrosensitive'

Photograph by

Thomas Ball ARPS

About this image

Tim is a science and history of art graduate from Cambridge University. He feels extremely ill when exposed to mobile phone and wireless internet signals. He suffers from a scientifically divisive condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. He has insulated his bedroom by fitting foil on the walls, under the floor and on the ceiling. He sleeps in a custom made silver coated sleeping bag every night which helps block out electromagnetic fields. Tim can’t work in an office environment and the condition has severely impacted his career aspirations. He currently drives a supermarket delivery van.