Tim Walker: Story Teller

Tim Walker: Story Teller

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by Robin Muir
     
 


A stunning photography collection from world-renowned fashion photographer Tim Walker, Story Teller showcases his signature fantastic style with some of the biggest names in fashion and contemporary culture. Walker is one of the most exciting photographers of our time, and his flamboyant style—often tongue-in-cheek but always exquisitelySee more details below

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A stunning photography collection from world-renowned fashion photographer Tim Walker, Story Teller showcases his signature fantastic style with some of the biggest names in fashion and contemporary culture. Walker is one of the most exciting photographers of our time, and his flamboyant style—often tongue-in-cheek but always exquisitely executed—places him in the line of brilliant eccentrics from Cecil Beaton to David LaChapelle. Showcasing 170 photographs through Walker’s most recent work, the book features many A-listers in fashion and Hollywood, including Tilda Swinton, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alber Elbaz. The book includes a foreword by Kate Bush, an introduction by writer Robin Muir, and an afterword by Tim Walker.

Praise for Tim Walker: Story Teller:

“A delight.” —The New York Times

“You’ll delight in the fashion photographer’s visual daydreams.” —DuJour magazine

Selected in “Guide to coffee table books as holiday gifts.” —Associated Press

“I can’t wait to have his greatest hits in one book.” —W magazine

“This book will make you stretch your own imagination as well.” —The Denver Post

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review
Fashion photography has been dismissed as commercial, not creative. Unlike fine-art or documentary photography, which produce autonomous artistic creations, fashion photography has been perceived as functioning only to promote the sale of expensive commodities. Tim Walker's beautiful book will not answer the question "Is fashion art?" But it does demonstrate how the traditional high-low distinctions in visual culture are becoming blurred and, perhaps, increasingly irrelevant.
—Valerie Steele
Publishers Weekly
Famed fashion photographer Walker shares a new collection assembled from the world’s most famous magazines (including Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, the New Yorker, a follow-up to 2008’s Pictures timed to coincide with a major exhibition at Somerset House in London. Aided by an introduction by Robin Muir, foreword by Kate Bush, and Walker’s own afterword, these extravagantly choreographed, fantastical images never fail to deliver a jolt. They are usually disconcerting, and often have a downright wonderful sense of humor and play, as in a human windup doll. A holdout for shooting on film, Walker has an uncanny gift for stretching a moment and playing with time. This strength perhaps explains the cheeky dignity he lends his elderly subjects, whose portraits temper Walker’s usual archness with a welcome humanity. His images are stunningly vivid, sometimes over-bright in the manner of Avedon, whom Walker assisted. Many of his models wear facial expressions so flat and affect-free as to appear proxies for mannequins, suspended between worlds and struck hollow in the process. Like Avedon, Walker knows how to strip the human face of warmth to electrifying effect, and that tension between these macabre, morose faces and the comic elements in Walker’s visions gives the work its dynamism. This unresolved tension, always at the heart of Walker’s work, makes it perpetually thrilling. 170 color illus. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419705083
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
456,952
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 13.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Walker is a world-renowned photographer whose highly recognizable fashion stories appear regularly in the world’s best magazines, including Vanity Fair, W, and British, Italian, and American editions of Vogue.

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