8.11.2008

visionaries: tim walker



Tim Walker's evocative images are full of textured nuance and intriguing detail. Stunning sets and lavish locations juxtapose the everyday with the absurd and the fabulous, to create captivating, original photographs.




Walker loves turning "funny daydreams into funny photographs," adding that he lives much of the time in an imaginary world, a world rooted in real-life and memory, specifically the British countryside of his childhood.




How does he pull off such elaborate productions? According to Andrew Thomas, one of Walker's agents:

Every season there comes a conversation with Tim on his ideas for upcoming stories. Tim is going to suspend a model on a giant hook; float a bathroom in the sea; paint various animals in pastel shades; attach a bed to the top of a classic car and then drive it; a roomful of rabbits; a tree in a house; a horse in a house. Then it dawns on you: how on earth is all of this going to be accomplished? Eventually, somehow, it all comes to fruition.








Walker's work is on exhibit at The Design Museum through September 28. Has anyone out there been lucky enough to see it?

Anyone?







:tim walker; daily telegraph; images © tim walker pictures

10 comments:

Erin said...

Wish I could go see it! I really want a pink pony of my very own...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Wow... his work is amazing. I'd love to use it as writing stimulus.

katiedid said...

His work is just stunningly brilliant!

automatism said...

Just gorgeous work. Wish I could see this show, too ...

Lori

tangobaby said...

That first photo (especially) is spectacular. It must be so rewarding to make images like these come into being.

Paris Parfait said...

I did see his work at the Design Museum - what an amazing talent!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

I love this post!

CoutureCarrie said...

Beautiful post!

Paul Pincus said...

fact:

tim walker is the love child of cecil beaton and stephen tennant.

amazing show. great talent.

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