A New London Exhibition Surfaces Previously Unseen Fantastical Portraits by Vogue Favorite, Photographer Tim WalkerKatie White, Artnet News October 29, 2019
“Curiouser and curiouser!” exclaimed Alice when wandering through the fantastical realm of Wonderland. The same words come to mind when looking through the photographs of editorial dream-maker Tim Walker, whose vivid, surreal whimsy-fairytale-fright tableaux have graced the pages of Vogue month by month for nearly a decade....
Wonderful People - Tim Walker's portraits - in picturesThe Guardian October 29, 2019
From Adwoa Aboah in Rubchinskiy to Claire Foy in Alexander McQueen and long-time muse Tilda Swinton in Armani, the photographer Tim Walker’s portraits are highly imaginative pieces of work. Wonderful People is his first private gallery exhibition, at the Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, 25 October to 25 January
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This Exhibition Showcases Tim Walker’s Fantastical Celebrity PortraitsAnOther Magazine October 21, 2019
A month after the opening of Wonderful Things at the V&A, Wonderful People, an exhibition of portraits by Tim Walker, opens at Michael Hoppen Gallery this week. Focusing on the extraordinary subjects Walker has lensed over his 25-year career – people like Tilda Swinton, Claire Foy, Margaret Atwood, Timothée Chalamet, Rooney Mara and Marion Cotillard – Wonderful People is an extensive look at Walker’s arresting portraiture.
- AnOther Magazine
Tim Walker at the V&A review: A bewitching ode to art, artefact and fashion - The IndependentHarriet Hall, The Independent September 18, 2019
"For those unfamiliar with Walker’s work, now is the time go through the looking glass. A leading fashion photographer who rose to prominence in the 1990s, Walker has transcended the perfumed pages of Vogue during his quarter-century career. His work, at once otherworldly, surreal, humorous and at times even grotesque, probes right to the heart of the fashion and people it captures, referencing fairytales, literature and art. Indeed, the artistry of his images often eclipses the subjects themselves....."
- Harriet Hall
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things review - Time OutRosemary Waugh, Time Out September 17, 2019
"...The first room recaps his greatest hits. There’s the pastel-coloured cats, the house-sized baby doll, the UFO invading suburbia. For fans, it’s all here. Smaller pictures hide at mouse-height and shiny white icing drips from the ceiling. Next come ten new commissions responding to the V&A’s collection. Sources are as various as an illuminated book of hours, a lacquered dragon-covered snuff box and a painting of Krishna...."
- Rosemary Waugh
Through the Looking Glass: Tim Walker’s Fantastical VisionsChloe Ashby, Frieze Magazine September 17, 2019
"As a survey of his work opens at the V&A in London, the fashion photographer discusses the balance between beauty and ugliness; light and dark; truth and imagination...."
"In Love with Wonderful Things" - The New York TimesElizabeth Paton, The New York Times September 16, 2019
"The New York Times review Tim Walker's solo show at the V&A Museum, London (Sept 2019)"
- Elizabeth Paton
Interview with Tim Walker - The GuardianTim Lewis , The Guardian September 15, 2019
"Tim Walker’s glossy, dreamily surreal work has dominated fashion photography for two decades. On the eve of a rare show at the V&A, he talks about inspiration, not working too hard and how he was once sacked by Richard Avedon"....
- Tim Lewis
Step into the weird and wonderful world of Tim Walker - The FTMark C O'Flaherty, The Financial Times September 13, 2019
"At a time when anyone in possession of an iPhone and an Instagram account sees themselves as a photographer, London-based image maker Tim Walker continues to take things to another vertiginous level"....
- Mark C O'Flaherty
Tim Walker: Shoot for the Moon - BJPDiane Smyth , British Journal of Photography September 12, 2019
"In the 25 years since his graduation, Tim Walker has become one of the most singular photographers of his generation. Diane Smyth finds him in reflective mood ahead of a new book and exhibition at the V&A"
- Diane Smyth
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SEVEN SEMINAL IMAGES BY TIM WALKERFiona Mahon, Hunger Magazine September 26, 2016
Tim Walker creates romantic and whimsical worlds that we all wish we could escape to. Whether portraying Alber Elbaz as a cheeky rabbit, or Tilda Swinton as a fairy queen– a very English kind of eccentricity underpins his photography.
Instantly recognisable – his images are theatrical and extravagant, with meticulously crafted installations, costumes and props – “Fashion photography allowed me to explore dreams and fantasy, and that’s what I love about it”.
Regularly featuring Tilda Swinton, Stella Tennant and Karen Elson in his work – he has championed a strong and unique kind of female beauty, drawing out an otherworldly sense of character from his subjects.
The British fashion photographer, his muse — and a very noisy lionAnna Murphy, The Times, Online December 2, 2015
Five years ago the British fashion photographer Tim Walker — long celebrated for his flights of fancy, part Lewis Carroll, part Studio 54 — took an unusually straightforward picture. It was of a black-clad 20-year-old girl, hands in pockets, rather stern expression on face, against a white backdrop. She didn’t look sure if she wanted to be there. She wasn’t. “I didn’t know how to act in front of a camera,” she recalls now.
Tim Walker: a fashion fairytaleImogen Fox, The Guardian May 24, 2013
He shot his first Vogue story when he was 25, and has photographed everyone from Tilda Swinton to Kate Moss. But Tim Walker has never been interested in clothes. We talk to him about making his dreams reality.
INTERVIEW WITH TIM WALKERKarl Smith, The White Review December 1, 2012
‘I’M NOT SO MOTIVATED BY FASHION AND BRANDS,’ EXPLAINS TIM Walker – one of the world’s leading fashion photographers. Given that Walker’s work is most frequently found between the glossy covers of high-end fashion magazines – LOVE, I-D and of course the myriad international imprints of VOGUE, to name but a few – this statement makes for an interesting juxtaposition. The incongruence is only exacerbated in context of our meeting at Somerset House to mark the opening of his Mulberry-sponsored exhibition (and recently published book) Story Teller. Collating the dramatic dreamscapes of Walker’s photographs, not just in the large format pictorial form to which photography is so often consigned in gallery spaces but rather in an immersive and tactile pseudo-reality enabled in part by the inclusion of the props and design that set them apart, Story Teller is Walker in microcosm: a bridge between two worlds.
Photo Fiction: Tim Walker's StorytellerValerie Steele, The New York Times November 30, 2012
Telling stories with pictures is not new. In the 1950s, Richard Avedon famously used a series of fashion photographs to construct fictional narratives, a technique affectionately depicted in the film “Funny Face,” in which Audrey Hepburn, posing for a fashion story inspired by “Anna Karenina,” asks the Avedon character, played by Fred Astaire, if she should throw herself in front of a train.
Tim Walker. Story TellerWall Street International October 1, 2012
‘Sometimes when you’re taking a picture an extraordinary sense of luck and chance takes over and propels you to make pictures that you couldn’t in your wildest dreams have imagined. This is the magic of photography’. Tim Walker, Story Teller.
This autumn, Somerset House will present a major new exhibition by Tim Walker – one of the most visually exciting and influential fashion photographers working today. Extravagant in scale and ambition and instantly recognisable for their eye-opening originality, Walker’s photographs dazzle with life, colour and humour. His recent work is drawn from the pages of the world’s leading magazines: British, French, American and Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, W and The New Yorker among many others.