Photographers I Love: Tim Walker

Tim Walker is one of the world’s leading photographers but his work spreads outside of the genre of fashion for which he is regularly boxed into. If fashion is the art of displaying an aspiration, idea or style then Tim Walker’s work not only invokes that but draws you into a dreamscape of ideas for you to play in. Rather than just provide a flagpole to which the colours and style of the flag is put there is a narrative which is meant for the viewer and so you end up being pulled in and then dance around that flagpole yourself. Wonderfully allegorical, it’s a bit like being pulled into a another world al a Alice in Wonderland and to then being asked to try and make sense of the world which you are now in with faces you recognise. Good portraiture provides you with something to connect you with the sitter; it says something about their character albeit at a metaphorical distance. Brilliant portraiture does that but allows you in and you feel like you enter the sitters mind. It is a narrative, an intimate conversation between viewer and viewed. Enter the imagery of Tim Walker.

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