Friday, 15 December 2017

Under The Microscope: Tim Walker

Whether it's a giant fishing hook, a peacock, exclusively canine dinner party, a jelly mould hat or a cello playing bumblebee, Tim Walker's ethereal props and editorials are hard to forget.

Self portrait with eighty cakes

Although his work is as unpredictable as it gets, it's fascinating how it's still easy peasy lemon squeezy to spot his work. He truly is a visionary! Here are a bunch of my favourite shots by him - the first being my current desktop background:

I wonder if Peter Pan was the inspiration behind KM's adorable hat?

When writer's block strikes, I binge on TW's fantastical photos and am whisked away.

This quintessentially British shoot for Allure back in '98 may have less theatrics than his contemporary work, but it always sticks out to me...

Inspired by Philippe Halsman...

Inspired by Gene Moore’s Seduzione

Earlier this year Tim curated an exhibition, a photographic response to Bosch's iconic and wildly intricate The Garden of Earthly Delights. Here is the original that is currently on view at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

Tim Walker's portraits are some of my all time favourites and this one of Naomi Campbell is definitely up there:


Whenever people ask those daft small-talk questions such as 'if you could have dinner with six famous people who would you invite?', Tim Walker always pops up. I'd LOVE to pick his brains!

Tim's latest work is just as outrages such as his helping hand in ID's The Creativity Issue...

...yet another sick Pirelli calendar, this year falling down the rabbit hole...

If you admire Tim as much as I do, this interview is worth a watch to see the method behind the madness.

The world indeed would be a much kinder place if we all followed Tim's mantra to stay weird, stay different. Utter beauty aside, another reason why I adore his work so much is that there's always a twist, which adds a delightful sense of humour. 

After all, if you can't have a little fun what's the point?

Bizarre dreams await...