0

Your Basket

Tim Walker: Story Teller

Tim Walker

£49.95

Wildly original, highly accomplished: an exceptionally well illustrated, designed and produced overview of Tim Walker’s career.

See Inside

Overview

When one of the most visually exciting photographers of our times turns fashion stories into fairy tales, the results are unmistakable and inimitable. Though they may soar in scale and ambition, they are painstakingly realized – and with no concession to artificial enhancement. In this new collection of Tim Walker's dazzling images, everything you see was specially constructed; the make-believe really happened.

In Walker’s pursuit of the perfect picture no demand appears too unreasonable, no scenario too outlandish, no objective unattainable. The half-forgotten, slow-paced world he conjures up is one of grandeur mixed with eccentricity, of opulence with romanticism and of time stilled entirely. For the most part it is, to say the least, at odds with the pace of 21st-century life.

Some of the biggest names in fashion and contemporary culture are here: Alber Elbaz sporting a pair of rabbit ears; Agyness Deyn in the sand dunes of Namibia; Alexander McQueen and a memento mori of skull and cigarettes; Helena Bonham Carter poised with Ray-Bans and a Diet Coke; Stella Tennant in a pink cloud among the rhododendrons of an English country garden…

The singer and musician Kate Bush contributes a foreword and Walker himself an afterword, as well as illuminating his pictures throughout with personal observations.

This exceptional and beautifully designed overview of a career caught in mid-flow reveals just how much one man's singular vision has influenced contemporary tastes in fashion, beauty, glamour and portraiture.

So, if ever you have yearned to crashland a Spitfire in your drawing room, to paint a village yellow, to cut a car in two, to meet a real witch, to swing from several chandeliers, to ride with a pack of foxhounds led by a flying saucer, to pilot a biplane made of French loaves, Tim Walker shows you it is entirely possible. You just have to believe.

Read More

Reviews

'A book for anyone who has a sense of wonder and a belief that to be dazzled is to be enhanced'
Sunday Times

'Truly magical and otherworldly … a fascinating insight into [Tim Walker’s] creative process'
British Journal of Photography

'A gorgeous tome … Get it now, before he gets really famous'
Financial Times (Best Books of 2012)

'Extravagant in scale and ambition and instantly recognizable for their eye-opening originality, Walker’s photographs dazzle with life, colour and humour'
Wall Street Journal

Read More

Further Details

Specifications

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 34.5 x 27.5 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 174

Publication date: 8 October 2012

ISBN: 9780500544204

About the Author

Established photographer Tim Walker’s work appears regularly in the world’s best fashion magazines, including Vanity Fair, Love magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and British Vogue.

List of Contributors

Ruth Ansel, Kate Bush, Robin Muir