Exhibition: Tim Walker: Story Teller

3 January 2013

Tim Walker: Story Teller

 Somerset House, London
Supported by Mulberry
18 October 2012 - 27 January 2013
Daily 10.00-18.00
(1 Jan 12.00-18.00)
East Wing Galleries, East Wing
Free admission

Being the country bumpkin that I am, I always get excited at the prospect of visiting London. My friend has long been a fan of Tim Walker and for christmas she was given his new book based on the current exhibition, Story Teller.

Somerset House even on its own is a beautiful place to visit, especially in the festive season with it's massive christmas tree and ice rink (that I didn't brave) within the vast courtyard. It was also the best place for Walker's work to be showcased, with the crisp white rooms and light rustic brown floor it was a complete blank canvas for Walker's work to shine.

Born in England in 1970, Walker is one of Britain's greatest fashion photographer's, at the young age of 25 he shot his first fashion story for Vogue and has since started to embark on making moving films. After freelancing in London once he graduated in 1994 he moved to New York City to become fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon's full time assistant.

Story Teller leads you through this mystical and sometimes bewildering fictional world that showcases props such as a World War II Spitfire, a huge wooden swan and giant cherub-like doll, oh not to mention the man-size wasps.

As you enter each room you are met by something different, something stranger than the previous room, the previous story. His close relationships with timeless actors such as Eric Idle and John Cleese and eccentric fashion royalty in the shape of Vivienne Westwood is clear to see as it showcases some of his best work.

You walk around this (FREE) exhibition unable to help becoming enraptured in Walker's world, I would say that it is a must see. If you aren't already a fan of his work, you will be.

Click here for more information on this extraordinary exhibition.

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