Tim Walker: Story Teller

I love photography as a form of visuals arts and even more so, fashion photography because it is almost always about storytelling and the current exhibition at Somerset House in London shows us just how photographer Tim Walker does it.

Walker is a renowned name; his works are featured in Vogue, Vanity, W, The New Yorker, etc etc.  His world seems very Alice in Wonderland; his creative use of props, his elaborate choice of settings and that unusual sense of humour makes his photographs fairytale-like.  Just looking at them inspires me.  I want to see these stories of wild imagination, this mythical yet enchanting world that Walker has created.

The exhibition features a series of films specially curated by Tim Walker.  These are films that have inspired him and they include movies such as La Belle at la Bete (Beauty and the Beast), The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death and Walker’s own first feature The Lost Explorer.

A series of events will be held in conjunction with the exhibition.  They include workshops with some of the set designers and prop builders who have worked with Tim Walker and talks such as Tim Walker in Conversation with Penny Martin.

On show from now till 27 January 2013, catch Tim Walker: Story Teller at Somerset House, East Wing Galleries.  The exhibition is supported by Mulberry (whose campaigns Walker has shot for the past four seasons) and admission is free.

x Sybil

(Images from NOWNESS)

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