Tim Walker’s wonderland

A giant doll. A supernatural swan boat. A life-sized spitfire.
These are the things that make up Tim Walker’s magical layered world of fantasy and romance. In a recent display at London’s Somerset house, and supported by Mulberry, Walker promoted his latest exhibition of fairytale-like photographs called ‘Story Teller’, coinciding with a book of the same name published by Thames & Hudson. Apart from the obvious child-like connotations of a fairytale, Walker manages to evoke a modern sexuality to his images. These are picture’s that have you wanting to know what happens next.

Stills and motion photographer Tim Walker assisted Richard Avedon full-time in New York before returning to his home town of London. He shot his first editorial for Vogue at just 25 years old which gave him the golden ticket to more than a decade of accolades.

He has carved a ‘photographic niche’ for himself in his extravagant sets and eccentric characters, portrayed even in portraits of normally fairly ordinary people. For this reason, Walker’s pictures are unmistakably recognisable. A standard shoot for British, American, French or Italian Vogue resembles something of a  film set: trailers of hair and make-up artists,  stylists and additional costume fitters, model makers and prop suppliers, builders, producers and painters, all whilst a cast of models (clad in couture) play out fictional characters. Tim’s beautiful images below:

All images © Tim Walker
Source: Vogue.co.uk, Timwalker.com,

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