Tim Walker – Fashion Photographer
Having recently seen an exhibition of Tim Walker’s pictures at the Design Museum, London, I’d highly recommend catching it if you can, as it runs until the 7th September, 2008.
Tim creates evocative images full of textured nuance and intriguing detail and his innovative photography is amongst the most imaginative and exuberant being produced today.
He draws upon his childhood to construct sets for his images that are witty and playful yet sufficiently sophisticated enough to perform for his fashion clients.
Its the sort of thinking that I could imagine creating lots of fun during a shoot (aside from the hard work in creating it of course) as well as in conceiving his ideas.
For instance, deciding to colour tint a group of cats or projecting a film onto the side of a house, or screen set within a rising tide at sunset. Or posing his models in an oversized knitted sweater and scarf, next to a huge camera or glove or under a tree bearing cakes.
The exhibition places some of these oversized objects amidst large prints of his photos and also presents some of his artistic process, from inspiration to execution, via sketch and scrapbook pages.
Definitely alot of effort required, and it pays off.
Tim Walker is a photgrapher based in London. Tim’s interest in photgraphy began during work experience at Condé Nast where he set up the Cecil Beaton archive.
After graduating from Exeter Art College, he worked as a freelance photographic assistant before working as Richard Avedon’s assistant in New York.
His career as a photographer was launched when he came third in the Inpependent Young Photographer of the Year Award, and he went on to contribute to high-profile magazines including Vogue, W and Harper‘s Bazaar.
He has also shot advertising campaigns for clients including Barneys, Comme des Garcons, Gap and Yohji Yamamoto.