A behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of Tim Walker, one of the world’s most innovative and sought-after photographers
"Each shoot is a total love letter to an object from the V&A, sometimes several objects. My relationship to objects is like falling in love with someone. It relates to how we interact as people, how you become best friends with someone. It’s a search for a new friend." —TIM WALKER
Published to accompany the V&A’s mesmerizing exhibition Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, this book is a journey through the creative mind of one of the world’s most inventive photographers. It presents more than 100 compelling photographs, from ten magical photoshoots inspired by objects from the V&A’s enormous and eclectic collection. Featuring conversations between the set designers, stylists, hair and make-up artists, models, and muses who bring Walker’s imagination to life, it includes contributions by Jack Appleyard, Zoe Bedeaux, Terry Bloxham, Edie Campbell, Gwendoline Christie, Josephine Cowell, James Crewe, Malcolm Edwards, Karen Elson, Katy England, Edward Enninful, Amanda Harlech, Shona Heath, Hungry/Johannes Jaruraak, Ibrahim Kamara, Kate Phelan, James Spencer, Jerry Stafford, Tilda Swinton and Gareth Wrighton. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes imagery and preliminary sketches combine to reveal Walker’s extraordinary creative process, from his detailed research in the labyrinth of storerooms and galleries at the V&A to his spectacular final pictures.
About the Author
Tim Walker is one of the world’s leading photographers. He shot his first fashion story for Vogue in 1995 and he has photographed for British, Italian and American editions, as well as W Magazine and LOVE magazine, ever since.
Susanna Brown is a photography curator and writer. Her recent V&A projects include "Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography," "Horst: Photographer of Style," and "Queen Elizabeth II: Portraits by Cecil Beaton."