Thursday, 18 October 2012

Somerset House Tim Walker Story Teller
Tilda Swinton and aviator goggles, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2011 © Tim Walker
Tim Walker: Story Teller supported by Mulberry
Daily 10:00-18:00
East Wing Galleries, East Wing
Free admission
‘Sometimes when you’re taking a picture an extraordinary sense of luck and chance takes over and propels you to make pictures that you couldn’t in your wildest dreams have imagined. This is the magic of photography’, Tim Walker

Story Teller is a major new exhibition of work by Tim Walker – one of the most visually exciting and influential fashion photographers working today. Coinciding with a book of the same name, the exhibition features over 175 inspirational images, collages and snapshots from Walker’s personal archives. Walker turns fashion shoots into fairytales or, in his own words, ‘daydreams into photographs’. He constructs flamboyant worlds that unfold like a series of stills from unrealised films.

Drawn from the world’s leading magazines such as British, French, American and ItalianVogueVanity FairW and The New Yorker and with some of the biggest names in contemporary fashion and culture, witness Stella Tennant in a pink cloud among an English country garden; Agyness Deyn in the sand dunes of Namibia; Tilda Swinton in Iceland; Alexander McQueen and a memento mori of skull and cigarettes; Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton turning an Essex garden centre into a danse macabre.

Visit the exhibition until 27 January 2013Walker’s photographs will provide the focus of the exhibition, but visitors will also get a sensational glimpse behind the mechanics with a selection of the extraordinary props and models on show.
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Learning & EventsAlongside the exhibition a series of events will feature many of Tim Walker’s long-time collaborators and uncover the influences and stories behind his work including a series of films curated by Walker.