An immersive journey into the fantastical worlds created by photographer Tim Walker.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Following the incredible success of the Dior exhibition, this September the V&A opens Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, the third solo show of British fashion photographer and long-time Vogue collaborator, Tim Walker. Experience the extraordinary creative process of one of the world’s most inventive photographers through his pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations – including ten new series of photographs influenced by the V&A’s collections.
“The beautiful and eclectic objects housed in the V&A have influenced Tim since the start of his career,” Susanna Brown, curator of Tim Walker: Wonderful Things at the V&A, told Vogue exclusively. “He has spent months exploring our collection and delving deep into the museum stores to gain inspiration for his new pictures, which will form the heart of the exhibition. It will celebrate the contributions of his many talented collaborators and muses too. This is a project we’ve been talking about for several years, and it’s going to be a spectacular show.”
Tim Walker shot his first Vogue fashion story at the age of 25, and has been contributing his magical and eccentric images to the magazine ever since. His fascination with photography began in Condé Nast’s London library – where he worked on the Cecil Beaton archive prior to university. A stint as Richard Avedon’s assistant in New York followed, before he returned to London to forge his own career. Extravagant settings and theatrical characters are not rare in his work, and he has been behind the lens of some of British Vogue‘s most fantastical shoots since those first images back in 1995.
“Every shoot is a total love letter to an object from the V&A, sometimes several objects,” comments Walker, whose heart swells when connecting with an object, like it would with a new best friend. From an exquisite embroidered casket created by an anonymous young woman in the 17th century to Aubrey Beardsley’s erotic illustrations, a 65-metre-long photograph of the Bayeux Tapestry and an illuminated manuscript made in the 1470s for the Duchess of Brittany, the works Walker chose span the breadth of the V&A’s 145 public galleries and beyond. “My imagination went off in all sorts of directions and then I was really in love,” Walker continues. “It was a total firework display. It was a supernova of creative explosions that you want to get down.”
2019年9月21日 至 2020年3月8日