Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Tim Walker 'Story Teller' Exhibition

Last week I finally managed to make my way along to the Tim Walker 'Story Teller' Exhibition currently being shown at Somerset House in London. I originally wasn't going to do a blog post about my visit as we were not allowed to take photographs inside and so I didn't have anything to show for it. However, I can't stop thinking about it since and want to share with you this amazing exhibition so I had a little Google and found some images. Therefore, please be aware these images are not my own.


I have been a huge fan of Tim Walker's work since I discovered it a few years ago and my love for him was cemented when I did a project about his work last year and after seeing this exhibition I have fallen in love all over again. Even though I did lots of research into his work, I didn't quite realise just how many amazing fashion campaigns and images he had produced for some of the top designers in the world. His work is instantly recognisable for his use of extravagance, originality and humour. Every photograph has an element of surrelaism and by choosing to shun lavish locations and sets he contrasts the everyday with the absurd to create captivating, original photographs. There is also the undercurrent of a fairy-tale throughout much of his work which makes his work seem even more magical . The exhibition covers every aspect of his work and showcases some of the most impressive props and installations from his shoots (including a 15ft doll from the Vogue Italia shoot with Lindsey Wixon) and some behind the scene footage. It gives you a great insight into a fascinating mind. 









The exhibition left me truly inspired, not just from the photographs but the beautiful quotes plastered all over the walls, it really does make you come away and think...and I have been thinking ever since! If you haven't seen it already then I would highly recommend popping along as it is open until the 27th January. 

"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

10 comments:

  1. Ah that looks amazing! So jealous, I'm definitely going to have to make a trip down there now :) xx

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  2. It looks amazing, by far one of my favourite photographers. But I can't see how I'll get there in time!

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  4. Great shots Abi. I wen here the other day too! INSPIRED x

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  5. Beautiful photos. Wish i was able to go to London to see this!

    xx

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  7. I really wanted to go to this exhibition!! Looks so good, don't think I'm going to manage it before it ends though unfortunately.

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  8. Tim Walker is so talented! I'm really loving the Meadham Kirchoff SS13 catwalk collection which has a similar storybook/fantasy theme to some of Tim Walker's work. Also, there's a really great photographer/illustrator who you might like, Natalie Shau.

    Lots of love, M

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  9. I love Tim Walker! I wanted to buy his book but it's over £50 :(

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  10. Tim Walker just does the most incredible work. His new Mulberry campaign is beautiful! xx Jenny

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