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Exhibition review - Tim Walker at the V&A
29th September 2019

Loose yourself in the fantastical world of acclaimed photographer Tim Walker and set designer Shona Heath.......

This exhibition is an extraordinary mix of photographs and installations celebrating his work and the beautiful objects he found in the V&A.

Tim Walker was born in England in 1970 and worked as a freelance photographic assistant before moving to New York as an assistant to Richard Avedon. He returned to London at the age of 25 to shoot his first fashion story for Vogue and has been photographing editorially ever since.

His work captures a fantasy, larger-than-life world, models in oversized sets, with an Alice in Wonderland feel.

His long time collaborator, set designer, Shona Heath designed this exhibition. As you walk through the series of rooms she has created, you enter the different worlds of Walker's photography often feeling part of the photograph itself.

There are sections of his editorial work, his portraiture and the ten photographic shoots created directly as a response to the V&A's commission.

There are beautiful objects and beautiful images throughout and the exhibition culminates in gigantic images of his sketchbooks.

These are where he plans the photographs in intricate detail; they are works of art in themselves.

This is an extraordinary, breathe taking exhibition, not to be missed.

 

Tim Walker, Wonderful Things at the V&A until 8th March 2020 - more information here.