Saturday, 7 February 2009

Tim Walker Appreciation.

Taking a few minutes out to get lost in Tim's World.....

"Fashion allows fantasy, and I'm a fantasist. I love beautiful clothes- but I couldn't give a monkey's what's on the catwalks"

"I like capturing stuff that is disappearing- that's the point of photography. What I am photographing is an imaginary place that never existed, but is connected to something that has already been."

"I know the world that I am painting is not a reality. It is a whim, an entertainment to provoke something in people, whether as escapism or relief. I think that is very valid."

Quotes from Vogue: June 2008, Images: Tim Walker.
For a visual feast of his work put aside a few moments and check out


  1. Wow... love it!
    (rather inarticulate praise...)
    Three words -
    Opulence and oddity.

    I forget who it was that said
    "Surrealism is impossible in the modern world because there is so much information and cultural diversity in everyday experience that we never have time to create visual codes and conventions - or have a reasonable expectation of what we are about to see."
    Probably it was Douglas Coupland

    However Tim Walker pulls it off as well as anyone still can.

    (I know it is a howling and highly imperfect cliche to call anything surrealist any more - but honestly what other word could you use?
    Look at Cut and Paste - DAda.)

  2. I love Tim Walker's fantastical photography.

    Love the blog!

  3. Tim walker's photography always intriques me, i went to his exhibition in london in the summer... and then went again about a week after! Love his work, and i like this ethics.

    Fashbashsoundclash X