A Tim Walker Fantasy

Ever so often I walk into an exhibition hoping for more WOW and less wall text. And the Tim Walker exhibition at Somerset House is exactly this.

Presenting my favourites from Tim Walker: Story Teller –  a world which even if it tried to be normal, just can’t ever be ordinary.

Pearlescent Xiao Wen, Shoreditch, London, for Givenchy Haute Couture 2011
Vivienne Westwood for Vogue UK October 2009

‘Very often there’s a kind of nostalgia built into a photograph by virtue of you taking it. You’ve taken the photo and it’s immediately a thing of the past the moment you press the shutter.’

Alber Elbaz in rabbit’s ears and white peony, Paris, 2009
Scarlett Johansson as Bette Davis

‘Fashion photography’s imperative – sell a product as well as a dream.
The enchanting, the theatrical and the impossible.’

Guinevere van Seenus for Vogue Italia, March 2011
Tilda Swinton in Planet Tilda for W August 2011
Tilda Swinton in red llama coat, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2011
Malgosia Bela for Vogue Italy, September 2010
Kirsi Pyrhonen for Vogue UK, April 2011
Audrey Marnay for Vogue Italy, October 2011

Alexander McQueen, 2009
Charles Guislain & Crystal Chandelier Tree, Howick Hall, Northumberland, 2010
Lindsey Wixson for Vogue Italy, January 2012

Spoiler alert – More images of the exhibition 

Tim Walker: Story Teller
Upto 27 January 2013
Somerset House

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