10 January 2013

Tim Walker Story Teller

Hi all,

'What I am photographing is an imaginary place that never existed but is often connected to something that has already been. Fashion photography is the dream department of photography.' - Tim Walker

In November I made a day trip to London with my art college, and I went to the Tim Walker Story Teller exhibition which was at the Somerset House. It was AMAZING!!! Unfortunately there was no photography permitted (which some people still disobeyed... (disappointed shake of head) ), but I can kind of describe the scene. The first room had the spitfire which was used in a shoot he did, coming out of the wall, and the photos from the shoot were on the walls of the room. Every now and again there were areas of text on the wall too (one of them curved around a wall.)

So there were images from shoots on the walls, and props used in the centre of the rooms as you walked through. The swan boat.. Giant skeleton man... Really big doll... band of insects playing the violin, cello and viola. It was so incredible. All of the photos are beautifully lit and staged. They all have a very theatrical, dramatic and sometimes quite romantic feel to them which I really appreciate. Also BIG plus, a lot of the photos have models wearing Dior (by John Galliano) or Alexander McQueen designs... which for me sold it!

I was very lucky that for Christmas I received the book that went along with the exhibition, and I am going to share a few of my favourite images. (unfortunately the band of insects are not in it)

Jonas Kesseler and Lily Donaldson in blue spitfire
Fashion : Bottega Veneta
Glemham Hall, Sussex, 2009

Karlie Kloss on yellow brick road.
Fashion : Dior Haute Couture
Rye East Sussex 2010
Christina Carey and apple tree bough
Fashion : Roberto Cavalli
Eglingham Hall, Northumberland, 2008

Stella Tennant and Imogen Morris-Clarke with demolished piano
Fashion : Dior Haute Couture
Howick Hall, Northumberland, 2010

Stella Tennant in hare mask and Charles Guislain in 'bird of paradise' crown with sword
Fashion : Giorgio Armani, Privé and Gaultier
Howick Hall, Northumberland, 2010

Stella Tennant as Lady Grey
Fashion : Dior Haute Couture
Howick Hall, Northumberland, 2010

Imogen Morris-Clarke as blue sprite
Fashion : Givenchy Haute Couture and Vivienne Westwood
Howick Hall, Northumberland, 2010

Stella Tennant and pink powder cloud
Fashion : Peter Jensen
Eglingham Hall, Northumberland, 2007

Sophie Srej as Beetlejuice and Evelina Mambetova as Edward Scissorhands
Fashion : Salvatore Ferragamo and Rodarte
Kings Seeds, Colchester, Essex, 2009

Malgosia Bela and crying skeleton
Fashion : Ralph Lauren
Cants of Colchester, Colchester, Essex, 2008

Helena Bonham Carter as disgruntled queen
Fashion : Vivienne Westwood
Shoreditch, London, 2010

Olga Shearer on blue horse
Fashion : Valentino
The Winter Garden, Sennowe Park, Norfolk, 2007

Laura McCone and Luke Field-Wright as floral figures
Costumes by Angels the Costumiers
Glemham Hall, Sussex, 2010

Hope you enjoyed this look at this amazing book

xox Niamh xox

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