I would like to share this artist with you whose work I have been looking at for the past year. Tim Walker is mostly known as a fashion photographer for Vogue. The photographers Vogue employed in my years of “reading” their magazine have probably influenced my own work more than I ever dared to admit.
I always found it intimidating to bring up my love for fashion photography when even throwing out Leibovitz’s name would summon a sort of disapproving silence from the others engaged in the conversation.
But, nevertheless, I have continued my enthusiasm. Tim Walker, especially, has been a personal favorite. For me, his work represents a kind of lostness. His sets are filled with overwhelming amounts of one color, repeating forms that seem to multiply into eternity, and dainty reclamation of beautiful spaces by the delicate flowers and plants meant to adorn them.
Walker’s work touches a nerve in our society that is also covered in films about apocalypse, horror, and what seems to be magic. Fantasies get out of hand, and grow up to find their own lives, apathetic to their creator’s will.
Walker has a wide range that he works with. Here are samples of some of his other work.
Enjoy Tim Walker’s work? Let me know! Please share in the comments your favorite fashion photographer[s].