Word on the street, or at least on the pages of Domino magazine, is that London based photographer Tim Walker’s first photography book is THE photography book of the season. Not surprising since the images from it have been floating through my head since I first pored over it last weekend.
Tim Walker Pictures provides a lush overview of Walker’s dramatic photography, as seen in the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, and countless European fashion magazines. He’s also the man behind the lens of Juicy Couture and Kate Spade’s high profile, playful ad campaigns – both characterized by their amazing use of saturated color. Of his work, Walker has said that he loves turning “funny daydreams into funny photographs” which is evidenced by his elaborately whimsical scenes, equally stunning indoors and out.
The extravagant nature of his sets can be illustrated by this checklist from a recent shoot in Essex: “20 ballerinas, 17 ‘mirrored’ geese, 250 ostrich eggs (sprayed gold), a box of giant plastic hands, a room full of white umbrellas, 20 Christmas trees, a wolf’s head-and-feet costume, a giant pumpkin, fake silver armour, a horse (also sprayed gold), hundreds of ‘Arabian Nights’ oil lamps, and racks of dresses, costumes and ballerina tutus.” With so much attention to detail, what’s not to love?
I’ve included a few more of my favorite photos after the break, or you can view a lengthier portfolio of Tim Walker’s work here.