It was such a week, where there were virtually no images I wanted to post (and as a rule I try not to post images that have already circulated the blogosphere). But then I noticed that Tim Walker was at it again - there are months when you won't see a single image by Tim Walker and then for one month his work will be featured in every magazine.
Both Vogue Italia and Vogue UK feature editorials in this months issue. And they are classic Walker.
Walker inspires me - as I'm sure he does you, because his editorials are so much more than the clothes. One of the first things you notice about a Walker photo is the setting, whether the model is precariously perched on the top rung of a ladder, crouched against a decayed wall, lying spreadeagled in a meadow. The second is that it'll probably make you laugh, or maybe elicit a wry smirk. His work is whimsical, ironic yet is heavily steeped in the fantastical and romantic, like a permanent Wonderland. Like Alice, when looking at his images you notice absurd qualities, a blur, a larger-than-life prop, surreal models with imaginative styling.
So this week, I bring you a post filled with Walker, from as early as 1996 to present. I hope it inspires you as much as his work inspires me.
What's the verdict? Genius or overrated? I'd love to hear (read!) you're thoughts.