The Art of Tim Walker

Tim Walker’s photographs have entranced the readers of Vogue, month by month, for over a decade. Extravagant staging and romantic motifs characterise his unmistakable style. After concentrating on photographic stills for 15 years Tim Walker is now also making moving film.

On graduation in 1994 Walker worked as a freelance photography assistant in London before moving to New York City as a full time assistant to Richard Avedon. On returning to England he initially concentrated on portrait and documentary work for UK newspapers. At the age of  25 he shot his first fashion story for Vogue, and has photographed for the British, Italian, and American editions ever since.

The Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London include the photographs of Tim Walker in their permanent collections. He staged his first major exhibition at the Design Museum in London in the spring of 2008, coinciding with the publication of his book ‘Pictures’.

In November 2008 Walker received the ‘Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator’ from The British Fashion Council and, in May 2009, he received an infinity award from The International Center of Photography in New York for his work as a fashion photographer. In 2010 Tim was a winner of an ASME Award for his W Magazine ‘East Enders’ portfolio.

In 2010 Tim’s first short film, ‘The Lost Explorer’ was premiered at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and went on to win best short film at Chicago United Film Festival, 2011.*

*Biographical information taken from http://www.timwalkerphotography.com

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