Born in England in 1970, Tim Walker’s fascination with photography began in Condé Nast’s very own library in London – where the photographer worked on the Cecil Beaton archive as part of a year’s work experience prior to going to university. His work – underpinned by a magical and eccentric charm – has since gone on to grace the pages ofVogue, where he continues to wow with his extravagant settings and theatrical characters.
LEGENDARY photographer Tim Walker will showcase over 175 of his most inspirational pictures in a new exhibition held at Somerset House this month and we have an exclusive preview to show you. Entitled Story Teller, the display – supported by Mulberry – will gives fans of his work a chance to see his ambitious and original imagery up close.
His imaginative and beautiful images have cultivated an impressive cult following over the past few years – his talk at the Vogue Festival in April garnered the longest queues of any event. He has worked with the industry’s biggest names, including Alexander McQueen and Alber Elbaz, capturing their personalities in unexpected and novel ways. His shoots are the stuff of fashion dreams – who else could persuade Karen Elson to pose on a bed with a giant faux crocodile or Rollo Hesketh Harvey to sit in a makeshift plane made entirely from bread? Those who can’t make it to London to see the exhibition will be able to buy an accompanying book, published by Thames & Hudson, available from October 8.
His advice for aspiring photographers?
“Only photograph what you love,” he said.
Tim Walker Story Teller will open at Somerset House, London October 18 until January 27 2013.
Image credit : Vogue.com