Your Guide to the Tim Walker: Wonderful Things Exhibition
A V&A exhibition that is not to be missed
Walker’s gift is to transport us to a more romantic, timeless universe of strange places, people and ideas co-existing in ethereal beauty.
The V&A exhibition will be a special treat, as it features Walker’s photographs as well as his films, some original photographic sets and special installations including ten new series of photographs influenced by the V&A's collections. The photographic sets are fascinating. So much of Walker’s magic is planned well in advance with complex concepts and extraordinary environments created to tell the story he has in his mind well before the camera captures his vision.
Walker’s career has taken him from assistant to Richard Avedon to shooting his first fashion story for Vogue at only 25 and going on to have major exhibitions at the Design Museum, Somerset House and the Bowes Museum. He’s had books published by teNeues and Thames and Hudson and a film premiered at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. This accomplished photographer, beloved of the fashion set, is a disarmingly quiet, dedicated and unaffected man, happiest walking in the English countryside, and one imagines taking a journey in his own head, which is sure to be full of wonderful things. To celebrate the exhibition, the V&A have planned a series of events, workshops and lectures, a great way to get even more from the exhibition (but do book ahead).
A new book, Tim Walker: Wonderful Things has been published to accompany the V&A’s mesmerising exhibition and is described as a journey through the creative mind of one of the world’s most inventive photographers.