Fashion, Icons

I love Tim Walker’s photography.  He has a way of adding an extreme sense of whimsy without getting too fantastical.  Just when I thought he couldn’t get any better I found this self portrait:


Self Portrain With Cakes, Eglingham Hall, Northumberland, UK, 2008

Anybody who can make a picture of themselves in bed, in pajamas, surrounded by cake this fabulous, is pretty great in my book.  These are some of my favorite fashion photographs of his:

Lily Cole and Spiral Staircase, Whadwan, Gujarat, India, 2005, British Vogue

Coco Rocha and Giant Glove, London, England, 2006

He often uses oversized, extreme props in his photographs and manages to make them look chic.  I love how he uses space to accentuate the dramatic elements of the clothing.


Lily Cole, London, England, 2005, I-D Cover

Lily Cole on Old Vogue Cover, London, England, 2004

I love his photographs of Lily Cole.  There is something about her and Tim that works very well.  I love the asymmetry of the picture to the left.  It would have been beautiful with or without the flower, but something about it being there elevates the photograph.  The contrast of the red lips against the delicate, yellow flower is very beautiful.

Karlie Kloss and Cracked Humpty Dumpty, Rye, East Sussex, UK, 2010, W Magazine

Erin O’Connor, Jacquetta Wheeler and Lily Cole, Colchester, Essex, England, 2004, British Vogue

Agnyss Deyn, Simon and Kiki the Cheetah in Sand Storm, Kolmanskop, Namibia, Africa, 2011, British Vogue

Kirsi Pyrhonen, Outer Mongolia, 2011, British Vogue

The Dress/Lamp Tree, Northumberland, England, 2002

Lily Cold and Giant Watering Can, Northumberland, England, 2004

I love his use of lighting in these two photographs.  They’re two of my favorites on this page.

Scarlett Johansson as Tipi Hendren from Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’, New York, USA, 2010, W Magazine

I adore this photo of Scarlett Johansson.  I saw The Birds at a sleepover when I was 13, and let me tell you, none of us did much sleeping that night.  Tim really captured the fear in this photograph.  Having her stand with nothing around her let the fear shine through.  There was nowhere to hide and everybody had to hold their own.  These ideas are translated beautifully in this picture.

Alber Elbaz with Rabbit Ears, Paris, France, 2009, The New Yorker

Alber Elbaz and His Pink Lanvin Dress, Paris, France, 2009, Vanity Fair

I think that Tim’s photographs of Alber Elbaz are my favorite of his portraits.  He completely captured his persona.  In the photograph to the right, you don’t even need to see his face to know who it is (if you’re familiar with the fashion world.)  I adore that photograph.

Blue Elephant and Temple, Dungarpur, India, 1999

Although Tim does a lot of fashion photography, it’s not all he does.  This picture is one of my favorites of his none fashion photographs.  Simply beautiful.


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